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The project logo Project Hunting (Hunting Bayou Federal Risk Management Project)

The project logo Project Hunting (Hunting Bayou Federal Risk Management Project)

This virtual community engagement meeting is to discuss the next segment of Project Hunting, which will involve excavating approximately 300,000 cubic yards of soil from the Hunting Bayou and construct the next 2.5-mile channel segment, located between Highway 59 and the Homestead Stormwater Detention Basin. The project is scheduled to begin construction in Fall 2020 and is expected to be complete by Fall 2021.

The channel in this area will be widened and deepened, new stormwater outfalls will be constructed, and utilities will be adjusted to accommodate the new channel design. The existing bridges at Falls Street and North George Street will also be removed. The Harris County Flood Control District has coordinated with Precinct 1 Commissioner Ellis’s office to build new trails and connections as part of this project. Please note that during construction, many existing trails may be closed for safety concerns.

The Harris County Flood Control District invites you to participate in a virtual public meeting:

DATE: Monday, August 10, 2020

TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Join online at or via phone at 855-925-2801 with Meeting Code 9730

To register for the session, please enter your information in the space below the live stream.

About Project Hunting

Project Hunting (the Hunting Bayou Federal Flood Risk Management Project), is a $100 million flood damage reduction partnership project with USACE under construction along Hunting Bayou, from U.S. 59 to downstream of North Wayside Drive. When this project is complete, more than 4,000 structures near the bayou will see water surface elevation reductions of 3-4 feet for the 1 percent (100-year) flooding event and many homes and businesses in the area will benefit from the reduced risk of flooding. To date, the Flood Control District has spent approximately $35 million on of the project.  The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 has provided $65 million to finish the project. The 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act signed February 2018 is providing $65 million to finish the project at full Federal expense. 

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