F-53 Rehabilitation of Channels Upstream of Addicks Reservoir

F-53 Rehabilitation of Channels Upstream of Addicks Reservoir
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Repair Package 1 Update: 9/8/2022

Construction work on Repair Package 1 (Project ID: Z100-00-00-X308) will begin in September 2022 and will include work on repairing channels where erosion and slope failures have occurred within the Flood Control District right-of-way and/or within the channel itself. Repairs also include concrete structures and storm outfall failures. Construction will occur along Langham Creek and Horsepen Creek in 15 channels and tributaries (see Repair Package 1 map). Residents will see construction activity and equipment in the impacted areas and are urged to respect all warning signs and avoid impacted trails as construction proceeds.

Recent Actions

June 28, 2022 – Harris County Commissioners Court awarded a $9,274,749 construction contract for the Addicks Watershed (Package 1) maintenance repair project.

April 26, 2022 – A project for maintenance repairs in the Addicks watershed (Package 1) has been scheduled for advertisement of construction bidding.

July 20, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized an agreement to provide engineering and testing services in the amount of $200,670 in support of repairs for this project.

June 29, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized a change in contract with no change to contract amount for this project.

March 30, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations for materials engineering and testing services for the sediment removal program in the Addicks watershed.

January 5, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the addition of $20,996 to the contract amount in support of construction services for this project.

January 5, 2021 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the reduction of the contract amount by $445,861 in support of construction services for this project.

May 19, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved updates to project details in the 2018 Bond Program List. Update increases project funding amount by $10 million for the construction bid amount received from Bond ID F-52. Additionally, a $4,217,021 agreement was authorized with an engineering firm for design, bidding, and construction phase engineering services and $9,469 was added to an existing contract agreement with another engineering firm for this project.

April 28, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved an agreement with a community association for landscaping and maintenance of the property at 4711 Whispering Falls Drive.

April 7, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved $5,144,466 for engineering services for sediment removal.

February 2020 – Construction began on Package 1.

January 20, 2020 – Construction bids are due for Package 2, with project sites on Horsepen, Langham, Bear and South Mayde creeks.

January 7, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court awarded a $5.99 million contract for construction of Package 1, with project sites on Horsepen, Langham and South Mayde Creek.

October 8, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved the watershed rehabilitation project to advertise for construction bids.

March 2018 – Construction began on the pilot project 

November 13, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $3.9 million agreement with an engineering firm for final design of a pilot project 

August 28, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm for final design of a pilot project

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The goal of this program is to ensure channels are functioning at design capacity as they carry stormwater out of surrounding neighborhoods and into the federal reservoir.

The Addicks De-Silt and Repair program consists of multiple projects to evaluate, de-silt and repair channels for which the District has property rights that drain directly to the Addicks reservoir. This program will evaluate repair impacts and develop construction and maintenance plans, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

As a part of the Flood Control District’s overall maintenance operations, this program follows the Tax Day 2016 and Hurricane Harvey storms, which sent record levels of sediment-laden stormwater through the channels leading into the reservoir and caused severe erosion in some areas.

Project Location

The program includes channels within Harris County and for which the Flood Control District has property rights. Rainfall within the 138-square-mile Addicks Reservoir watershed drains along 159 miles of open waterways, including Langham Creek (U100-00-00), South Mayde Creek (U101-00-00), Bear Creek (U102-00-00), Horsepen Creek (U106-00-00), and its tributaries.

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Program map

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Bond Listing

List of 2018 Bond Projects

Addicks De-Silt FAQs

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REPAIR PACKAGE 1 DESCRIPTION

This repair package will repair channels where erosion and slope failures have occurred within the Flood Control District right-of-way and/or within the channel itself. Repairs also include concrete structures and storm outfall failures. Construction on Repair Package 1 is expected to begin in Fall 2022 and anticipated to complete Winter 2023/24.

Repair Package 1 Areas

The scope of work for this project will take place along Langham Creek and Horsepen Creek. The repair project, Z100-00-00-X308, represents a combination of construction activities along fifteen (15) channels and tributaries.

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Trail Impacts

Name of Trail Owner/Impacted Party Adjacent Subdivisions
Horsepen Creek Trail, Trailside Drive
Bridge entrance
Hearthstone Country Club Fairway West, Copperfield Place
Horsepen Creek Trail from Copperfield Community Center upstream to Millbrook Drive and Longenbaugh Drive Harris County WCID 145 Copperfield Middlegate Village, Wheatstone Village Copperstone, Copper Village, Wheatsone Village Coppercreek Village
Horsepen Creek Trail at Deputy Darren Goforth ParkPrecinct 3Canyon Lakes at Stonegate, Copperfield Estates
Sidewalk entrance off Harpers Bridge Drive and Bryant Pond Drive intersection (southern bank) / sidewalk entrance off Canaan Bridge Drive and Bryant Pond Drive intersection (northern bank) - ADDITIONAL sidewalk entrance off Harpers Bridge Drive and Concord Bridge Drive intersection (southern bank) Horspen Bayou MUD  Concord Bridge
Hearthstone Country Club Gold Course Walking Trail, north of Cart Gate Drive and Blenheim Palace Lane intersection Harthstone Country Club Chemney Hill, Westbrook Lakes, Hearthstone Green
Copperfield Trails, Southcreek Village Park entranceTBD TBD
Copperfield Trails, Pine Falls Drive entrance, across Willow River Drive to West RoadHarris County WCID 145 Copperfield Middlegate Village, Wheatstone Village Copperstone, Copper Village, Wheatsone Village Coppercreek Village
Copperfield Trails, Willow River Drive and Town Creek Drive entrance at Labay Middle School
Labay Middle School Copperfield Middlegate Village, Wheatstone Village Copperstone, Copper Village, Wheatsone Village Coppercreek Village
MUD 257 Park MUD 257N/A
MUD 257 Park entrance south of Lakeview Haven Drive and Smithstone Drive intersection MUD 257 N/A
Stone Creek neighborhood, Burlcreek Street entrance, Northwest Harris County MUD 16MUD 16 Stonecreek
Smithstone Drive and Hillsdale Creek Drive MUD 257 Stonecreek
Intersection of Fry Road and Enchanted Rose, Dinner Creek trail TBD TBD
Walking Trail between Estates of Highland Creek and Bear Creek Meadows neighborhoods TBDTBD
Dinner Creek branch between Oak Landing and Lancaster neighborhoods. Entrances at Enchanted Rose and Oakwood Canyon Drive (Oak Landing) / Haven Creek Drive and River Pines Drive (Lancaster)  TBDTBD
Berkshire Walking Trail, Berkshire Manor Lane and Sandisfield Lane intersection to Berkshire Manor Lane and Brownstone Ridge Lane intersection MUD 276Yorktown Villas, Villages of Langham Creek, Berkshire

Repair Package 2 Description

This repair package will repair channels where erosion and slope failures have occurred within the Flood Control District right-of-way and/or within the channel itself. Repairs also include concrete structures and storm outfall failures. Construction on Repair Package 2 is expected to begin in Winter 2022/23 and anticipated to complete Winter 2023/24.

Repair Package 2 Areas

The scope of work for this project will take place along Bear Creek, South Mayde Creek, Langham Creek, and Horsepen Creek. The repair project, Z100-00-00-X323, represents a combination of construction activities along twenty-six (26) channels and tributaries.

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DE-SILT PACKAGE 1 DESCRIPTION

This package removed accumulated sediment from Harris County stormwater channels that drain into the Addicks Reservoir. In January 2020, Harris County Commissioners Court awarded a $5.99 million construction contract for this first de-silt package. This work removed approximately 180,000 cubic yards of silt from the channels and was substantially completed by September 2020.

Package 1 De-Silt Areas

The construction project, Z100-00-00-X306, represented a combination of construction activities along three (3) channels. The scope of work consisted of excavation and off-site disposal along portions of Langham Creek, South Mayde Creek, and Horsepen Creek.

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Trail Impacts

Name of Trail Owner/Impacted Party Adjacent Subdivisions
Horsepen Creek trail entrances off
Crossfield Drive and W Copper Village Drive
Harris County WCID 145 Wheatsone Village Coppercreek Village
Horsepen Creek Trail Precinct 3 Canyon Lakes at Stonegate,
Copperfield Estates
Horsepen Creek Trail Harthstone Country Club Chemney Hill, Westbrook Lakes,
Hearthstone Green
MUD 167 walking trail along Bear Creek Harris County MUD 167 Plantation Lakes
Bear Creek Trail - W Little York Rd enterance Hemmenway Elementary School Jasmine Heights Subdivision
Bear Creek N Trail Horsepen Bayou MUD Concord Bridge, Twin Lakes
Bear Creek N Trail Horsepen Bayou MUD Concord Bridge
Walking trail between Morton High School
and Franz Elementary School
Harris County Precinct #3 Morton Ranch
Cullen Park walking trail at Barker Cypress Road Harris County Precinct #3 Estates at Cullen Park, Barkers Branch,
Rolling Green
Mayde Creek South Hike & Bike Trail Harris County Precinct #3 Oak Ridge Place, Barker Ridge
MUD 257 Park walking trail at Lakeview Haven Drive MUD 257 N/A
Langham Creek walking trail MUD 16 Stonecreek
MUD 257 Park walking trail MUD 257 Stonecreek
Walking Trail entrances from Berkshire Manor Lane MUD 276 Yorktown Villas

Photos

De-Silt work is substantially complete in the Addicks Reservoir Watershed. The next 3 images are from Horsepen Creek as of October 10, 2020. The images show channel U106-00-00-X056 from Barker Cypress Rd. through the section just North of Deputy Darren Goforth Dog Park. This section has been completed and seeded for turf establishment. The last two images are from Bear Creek as of October 2, 2020. The images show channel U102-01-00-X020 located south of Keith Harrow Rd. and east of Queenston Rd, which is just north of Addicks Reservoir. This section has been completed and seeded for turf establishment.

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Tributary to Bear Creek U102-01-00-X020 Upstream (Pre-construction Photo taken 10-2-20)


Tributary to Bear Creek U102-01-00-X020 Upstream (Progression Photo taken 10-2-20)


DE-SILT PACKAGE 2 DESCRIPTION

This package removed accumulated sediment from Harris County stormwater channels that drain into the Addicks Reservoir. In January 2020, construction bids opened for this second de-silt package. This work removed approximately 143,800 cubic yards of silt from the channels and was substantially completed by June 2021.

Package 2 De-Silt Areas

The construction project, Z100-00-00-X307, represented a combination of construction activities along seventeen (17) channels. The scope of work consisted of excavation and off-site disposal along the tributaries of Langham Creek, South Mayde Creek, Bear Creek, and Horsepen Creek. Sediment removal was also conducted on a section of Dinner Creek. While located in the Addicks Reservoir watershed, this segment was added through the construction package that primarily addresses channels in the Barker Reservoir watershed.

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Trail Impacts

Name of Trail Owner/Impacted Party Adjacent Subdivisions
Concrete sidewalk around perimeter of Horsepen Creek Hearthstone Country Club Fairway West, Copperfield Place
Copperfield Trails Harris County WCID 145 Copperfield Middlegate Village, Wheatstone Village Copperstone, Copper Village, Wheatstone Village Coppercreek Village
Mayde Creek Hike and Bike Trail Harris County Precinct #3 Amber and Eric Ferguson Sergio Gutierrez Westlake Forest
Westlake Place

Photos

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Addicks Desilt is in full swing! The Harris County Flood Control District is moving forward with our projects as quickly as possible, despite the pandemic situation we’re all experiencing. The Addicks de-silt work for Bond Project ID F-53 is an essential activity for our infrastructure and will continue toward completion.



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South Mayde Creek Desilt as of March 5, 2020. The view is looking upstream from Greenhouse Road



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South Mayde Creek as of March 25, 2020. Silt and debris removal from South Mayde Creek continues. This project will help restore South Mayde to its original design condition and improve drainage throughout the area. This photo was taken upstream of Greenhouse Road looking west to Heathergold Pedestrian Bridge.

PILOT PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This work effort began with a pilot project to remove sediment from four channels near Addicks Reservoir and to restore them to their design capacity, if found to be required. On January 30, 2018, Harris County Commissioners Court awarded a $13.32 million construction contract for the Addicks Desilt pilot project.

Results of the pilot project will be used to guide procedures and develop the budget for a wider effort in the Addicks Reservoir and Barker Reservoir watersheds. A goal of this effort is to determine a cost per mile of channel de-silted and repaired. This cost data will be used to plan the work and budget on the other 17 channels, using funds from the 2018 Bond Program.

The duration of the construction activities is 780 calendar days, which began on March 19, 2019.

Pilot Project Areas

The construction Project, Z100-00-00-X260, is used to combine the construction activities along the four (4) channels, included in the Pilot Project. The scope of work consists of sediment removal and erosion/slope repairs along the downstream limits of: Langham Creek (U100), Bear Creek (U102), Horsepen Creek (U106), and Langham Tributary (U107).

Virtual Community Engagement Meeting

The Harris County Flood Control District held a Community Engagement Meeting for the Addicks Reservoir Watershed Channel De-Silt and Repair Program.

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

You can submit a comment and see the meeting presentation and video by clicking the links below.

Meeting Summary Presentation Meeting Video Submit a Comment

Virtual Community Engagement Meeting

A previous virtual public meeting was held for this project on:

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

You can submit a comment and see the meeting presentation and video by clicking the links below.

Meeting Summary Presentation Meeting Video Submit a Comment

Virtual Community Engagement Meeting

A previous virtual public meeting was held for this project on:

At: Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

You can submit a comment and see the meeting presentation and video by clicking the links below.

Meeting Summary Presentation Meeting Video Submit a Comment