Congressman Al Green, Who Secured Over $90 Million for Brays Bayou, Celebrates Completion of Project Brays

Style Magazine Newswire | 5/26/2022, 11 a.m.

On Thursday, May 26, 2022, Congressman Al Green released the following statement:

“The Brays Bayou Federal Damage Reduction Project, also known as Project Brays, is a $480 million joint effort between the Harris County Flood Control District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce flood damage along the Brays Bayou watershed. Project Brays is the largest project of its kind to date in the Houston area. It has helped mitigate severe flooding by widening 21 miles of Brays Bayou, repairing or replacing 32 bridges, as well as expanding four flood and stormwater retention basins that will collectively hold 3.5 billion gallons of water.”

“Throughout my time representing the Ninth Congressional District of Texas, I am proud to have secured over $90 million in federal funding for flood mitigation in the Houston area, including for construction work on Brays Bayou. Of these federal funds secured, over $11 million have gone directly to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Account to make modifications on Brays. These funds have been instrumental to the joint effort between the federal, state, and local governments to make Project Brays possible. I look forward to continuing our partnership and working to control flooding, protect our communities, and diminish the loss of life and material damage endured whenever a natural disaster strikes.”

Brays Bayou weaves through much of Congressman Green’s southwest district, including parts of Houston, Bellaire, Missouri City, and Stafford. According to the Harris County Flood Control District, the Brays drainage area covers approximately 127 square miles. Based on data collected from the 2020 U.S. Census, the estimated population along the Harris County portion of the Brays watershed is 767,027.