An $80 million project expected to better protect Houston homes from flooding is underway

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HOUSTON — City officials broke ground Friday on an $80 million project that is expected to better protect homes from flooding in parts of the northwest.

“The Inwood project will provide flood damage reduction to over 4,400 structures in the White Oak Bayou and Vogel Creek watershed,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. 

The construction of these basins will be at the former Inwood Forest golf course, which was purchased by the City of Houston 

The project, which has been in the planning stages over the last decade, is jointly funded by FEMA, the Harris County Flood Control District and City of Houston.

It will eventually include recreational components like walking trails and park space.