FINAL PHASE OF STORMWATER DETENTION BASIN PROJECT ON CYPRESS CREEK
STARTS IN OCTOBER
The Harris County Flood Control District will start work on the final phase of the 50-acre Stormwater Detention Basin at Cypress Park project in October.
Harris County Commissioners Court awarded the approximately $1.4 million excavation and construction contract to Lindsey Construction, Inc. on August 21. The approximately 5-month project includes the excavation of approximately 150,000 cubic yards of soil for onsite fill, an outfall structure modification and re-grading and stabilizing the detention basin’s slopes.
The Stormwater Detention Basin at Cypress Park is located on the north bank of Cypress Creek near North Eldridge Parkway. The site is adjacent to the Parc Lake Estates on North Eldridge subdivision, which is located on North Eldridge between Grant Road and Cypress North Houston Road.
The basin will hold about 80 million gallons of water when completed.
The Stormwater Detention Basin at Cypress Park is one of numerous Flood Control District regional detention sites completed or under development. That equates to approximately 8,600 acres of land used to reduce flooding risks and damages, and many of these detention sites provide wetlands mitigation, habitat for wildlife and greenspace for all to enjoy.
About the Harris County Flood Control District: The Harris County Flood Control District provides flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. With more than 1,500 bayous and creeks totaling approximately 2,500 miles in length, the Flood Control District accomplishes its mission by devising flood damage reduction plans, implementing the plans and maintaining the infrastructure. To learn more about the Flood Control District, visit www.hcfcd.org.
Photo 1: The Harris County Flood Control District will launch the final phase of the Stormwater Detention Basin at Cypress Park project on Cypress Creek in August.
Photo 2: The areas shaded in blue (K500-01-00) on the map designate the Harris County Flood Control District’s Stormwater Detention Basin at Cypress Park. Crews will excavate approximately 150,000 cubic yards of soil from these areas over the next 5 months.