Exploration Green Detention Facility, Phase 1 – Clear Lake City Water Authority
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
Native plants & trees
Land & Site Development
Stormwater & Drainage
Clear Lake City Water Authority