Exploration Green Detention Facility, Phase 1 – Clear Lake City Water Authority

Houston, Texas

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

Awarded 2020 Engineering Excellence Gold Medal by the Texas Council of Engineering Companies


Hike, bike & pedestrian trails

Athletic fields

Native plants & trees


Land & Site Development


Stormwater & Drainage


Clear Lake City Water Authority

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