Harris County Flood Control District: Tunnel Visions

Harris County Flood Control District is proposing a system of large diameter tunnels, 80 to100 feet underground and 30 to 45 feet in diameter, to carry flood waters to Buffalo Bayou and the Ship Channel.  The suggested location for these tunnels is below various bayous  and watersheds in the County, including Brays Bayou.

Find the Project Description here.

Find the Project Presentation here.

Criteria for federal funding continues to evolve
Preliminary Cost Estimate for Tunnel System: $30 Billion

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