The City of Houston has announced that it has been awarded two FEMA grants for large-scale flood mitigation projects, including the first phase of the Inwood Forest Stormwater Detention Basin, which is a current project of R. G. Miller Engineers.
RGME’s Public Works Department is designing the project for the Harris County Flood Control District under the district’s agreement with the city. Work includes the design of all of the access roads, detention basins, interconnection culverts and pipes, and outfalls.
In addition, the Sustainability Practice group handled the original delineation of federal “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act and is helping with CWA permitting. It is also overseeing the environmental assessments required under the National Environmental Policy Act (with Cypress Environmental Consulting, LLC).
The Inwood Forest project is located at the former Inwood Golf Course, located in the White Oak Bayou and Vogel Creek watersheds. The site was purchased by the city in 2011.
More information is available in a press release on the website of the Office of the Mayor.