Flood Control District Awarded Nearly $3.9M for Project in Halls Bayou
The Harris County Flood Control District was approved for a nearly $3.9 million grant from the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) program for Bond Project C-28, a flood risk reduction project in the Halls Bayou watershed.
Bond Project C-28 will construct a stormwater detention basin and channel conveyance improvements on Halls Bayou tributaries P118-25-00 and P118-25-01, located in the vicinity of the Aldine Village and Oak Glen Place subdivisions. The project is an approximately $14 million investment in the Halls Bayou watershed, with the balance of the project costs funded through the 2018 Bond Program and the Flood Resilience Trust.
The TWDB FIF program was established by the Texas Legislature and approved by voters in 2019 through a constitutional amendment to provide grants and loans for flood control, flood mitigation and drainage projects. Bond Project C-28 was deemed eligible for FIF funding under Category 2 of the 2020 Flood Intended Use Plan, a category designated for planning, acquisition, design, construction, and rehabilitation activities to implement flood mitigation projects.
The Flood Control District will use the funds to advance the Halls Bayou flood risk reduction project into the design stage and the subsequent construction of the stormwater detention basin and channel conveyance improvements.
The project is estimated to reduce the risk of flooding for more than 600 structures in the 100-year floodplain and is part of the Halls Bayou Implementation Program, the watershed-wide approach to delivering flood risk reduction projects in a strategic and efficient manner. For more information on the Halls Implementation Program and Bond Project C-28, visit hcfcd.org/Halls.