Houston Drainage Studies  

The public comment period for CDBG-Mitigation applications has been extended to Thursday, October 1, 2020.  Please let us know if you support or have questions/concerns about the proposed drainage improvements by sending an email to drainage.study@houstontx.gov by 5pm on October 1, 2020.

El período de comentarios públicos para las solicitudes de mitigación CDBG se ha extendido hasta el jueves 1 de octubre de 2020. Háganos saber si apoya o tiene preguntas / inquietudes sobre las mejoras de drenaje propuestas enviando un correo electrónico a drainage.study@houstontx.gov antes de las 5 PM del 1 de octubre de 2020.


We apologize for the technical glitches that most of you experienced as you tried to log on to the Virtual Public Meeting on Monday September 28, at 5:00pm. We received a note from our Microsoft Representative that there was a global outage: "...There is an outage globally that is preventing users from using Office 365 services. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience."

In light of that we are having another Virtual Public Meeting on Wednesday, September 30 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.


Houston Public Works is conducting drainage studies throughout the City. These studies focus on areas where flooding threatens homes, storm sewers need improvement, and channels, bayous, and land create unique challenges for local flooding.  

The drainage studies will include an assessment of existing conditions and alternatives for  improvements. Houston Public Works is working with both the Harris County Flood Control District and Harris County Engineering Department. 

The City of Houston is requesting funding through the Texas General Land Office’s Community Development Block Grant Mitigation program. Requests for improvements will directly help the following areas: 

  • Fifth Ward  
  • Kashmere Gardens  
  • Sunnyside  
  • Alief Parks 
  • Braeburn Glen 

Additionally, the City plans to partner with other agencies to seek funds for the following areas: 

  • Huntington Village 
  • Port Area 
  • Sharpstown  

The City was previously granted funding for three projects under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. These projects include: 

  • Inwood Forest Regional Detention 
  • Lake Houston Dam Spillway Improvement 
  • North Canal High Flow Diversion 

Click on the map below for more detail, and a link to more information, on each area. 

Questions or want more information? drainage.study@houstontx.gov 

Houston Drainage Studies Map