CivilTech, a Woolpert Company

Hobby Runway

  • Hobby Runway

Project Description:

CivilTech was contracted by the Houston Airport System (HAS) to develop a Storm Water Master Drainage Plan and Storm Water Quality Master Plan for William P. Hobby Airport. The project comprises 1,400-acres draining to three primary outfall points including a City of Houston (COH) channel (HCFCD Unit C165-00-00), Berry Creek (HCFCD Unit C106-01-00) and an existing storm sewer through the Garden Villas Subdivision (HCFCD Unit C115-00-00). The study developed by CivilTech comprehensively evaluates the existing drainage system to identify necessary improvements to reduce flooding, improve access to the airport during significant rainfall events, and determine needed facilities for future development at the airport.

A storm water quality master plan was also completed to provide a comprehensive plan for existing and future water quality facilities needed at the airport. The plan was developed to determine where and what kind of best management practices can be practically implemented when future development occurs. The manual has been assembled to provide HAS flexibility as local and federal regulations are developed in the future.

Project Details:
Houston Airport System
Houston, Texas
Service Provided:
  • Consideration of regional drainage solutions and partnering opportunities with HCFCD and City of Houston
  • Hydrology & hydraulics modeling to regulate sheet flows, mitigate storm surges and constructed vegetated wetland filtration areas
  • GIS planning tool will be developed to capture and process all data and outputs; Environmental Permitting for CWA Section 404 Permitting
  • Storm Water Quality Master Plan
  • Models used include HouStorm, SWMM, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, WMM