Client Clear Lake City Water Authority

Exploration Green Detention Basins

Houston, TX

LAN is overseeing the planning and construction of Exploration Green, a project to convert a former golf course into five detention ponds. Once the entire project is completed in 2021, it will hold half a billion gallons of water and protect between 2,000 and 3,000 homes from flooding. During Hurricane Harvey, Phase 1 of the project protected at least 150 homes from flood damage.

Additional amenities associated with Exploration Green include hike, bike, and pedestrian commuter trails, athletic fields, lakes, water features and abundant natural habitat. Native plants and trees will be used to enhance landscaping, wetlands, and support migratory and resident wild birds, butterflies and other wildlife.

Above Photo Credits - Lecon, Inc & Jerry Hamby

At a glance

3,000 homes protected from flooding

0.5 Billion gallons of water storage

178-acre former golf course



Stormwater & DrainageĀ 


Land & Site Development