Storm Water Detention

Detention is now becoming recognized as the best method to control flooding along the Upper Texas Gulf Coast. 

 

Previously, the favored practice had been to make drainage waterways wider, deeper and straighter.  The increasing urban development of the Upper Texas Gulf Coast has made this approach increasingly unaffordable by local jurisdictions and unsupportable by local communities. 

Did you know?

During Hurricane Harvey (2017) , the incomplete section of Phase One of Exploration Green held 100 million gallons of water!

Read more in this Washington Post article.

Demonstration of storm water detention