Binkley & Barfield recently kicks off HCFCD’s Stormwater Conveyance Tunnels, Phase II project!

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After validating the deep tunnel concept in Phase I studies, Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has decided to fully develop and integrate a deep tunnel conveyance system with more conventional forms of conveyance and detention, ultimately leveraging available sources of federal funding to mitigate the effects of future storms on the region permanently.

Black & Veatch, together with key partners Binkley & Barfield and Halff Associates, is working collaboratively with HCFCD to develop an integrated solution that protects life and property for generations to come. The project involves a series of deep gravity conveyance tunnels that collect stormwater from strategic locations and convey the water to the Houston Ship Channel for ultimate discharge to the Gulf of Mexico. This Phase II study will be focused on completing a planning level assessment of the tunnel technology, refinement of the flood reduction concept, and development of a tunnel implementation plan.

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