Mason Stormwater Detention Basin

Working with the Harris County Flood Control District, KUO served as the prime consultant for this170-acre regional stormwater detention basin project. This project was a component of a network of detention basins proposed with the Little Cypress Creek Frontier Program.

KUO’s challenge: to transform the property into a detention facility with a flood reduction storage volume of more than 2,000 acre-feet. The project also included mitigation design for more than 19,000 linear feet of stream impacts within the project.

Civil engineering design included multiple natural stable channel design approaches as alternatives for both stream impact mitigation and environmental site improvement. KUO also worked with the flood control district on the Section 404 Individual Permit application.

KUO’s design also called for the phased construction o the site to address anticipated USACE IP schedule requirements and budget planning to facilitate partial construction. Estimated cost of construction: $56 million.