Keith-Wiess Regional Detention Basin

Keith-Wiess Regional Detention Basin set a new standard for joint-use, outdoor recreation-stormwater detention facilities in Southeast Texas. This 112-acre detention basin includes a riparian system of ponds, wetlands, and streams that filters urban runoff while providing wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities. Acres of new wetland planting, native woodland and grassland plantings have initiated the process of naturalization and integration into the surrounding wooded 400 acre City of Houston park. White Oak Studio provided leadership in the groundbreaking collaboration that involved numerous public agencies and an interdisciplinary group of professionals for most of this decade. PBS&J was the project civil engineer and Harris County Flood Control District was the client.