Clear Creek flood mitigation project nearing mid-2022 design procurement
Harris County Flood Control District is finishing preliminary designs for the $237 million design-bid-build Clear Creek Federal Project and anticipates beginning the procurement process this summer or fall for the final designs.
The district plans to host a public meeting this spring to discuss the updated project scope adopted by Harris County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The scope continues to remain concentrated on channel conveyance improvements; however, additional mitigation components are being added to the project footprint to ensure no adverse impacts.
Plans call for construction and improvements of:
- 2nd Outlet Channel and Gates from Clear Creek to Galveston Bay (already complete).
- 15.1 miles of channel conveyance improvements along Clear Creek from State Highway 288 to FM 1959.
- 2.4 miles of channel conveyance improvements along Turkey Creek from FM 1959 to Clear Creek.
- 2.1 miles of channel conveyance improvements along Mary’s Creek from Harkey Road to State Highway 35.
- 0.8 miles of channel conveyance improvements along Mud Gully from Sagedowne Lane to Beamer Road.
- 500 acre-feet of in-line stormwater detention along Clear Creek.
- Additional offline stormwater detention basins.
- 17 bridge replacements or modifications.
- Environmental mitigation and enhancements.
When complete, the project is expected to help reduce the risk of flooding for thousands of homes and businesses within the Clear Creek watershed, primarily between State Highway 288 and Interstate 45.
Construction bidding for the first Clear Creek reach is expected in 2025 with completion scheduled for 2029.