CI-60 Panther Creek Channel Conveyance Improvements

CI-60 Panther Creek Channel Conveyance Improvements
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October 2021 - The channel erosion evaluation is complete and the recommended erosion spot repairs have progressed to the next phase for further considerations. Erosion spot repairs are localized repairs along a channel within Flood Control District right-of-way that are deemed critical. The task to determine potential flood risk reduction measures is still ongoing and is expected to be complete by summer 2022.

September 2020 – Areas impacted by flooding have been verified and causes of flooding have been identified. Channel erosion was observed, categorized, and documented following a detailed field reconnaissance. Pipelines have been surveyed and incorporated into the study models to evaluate their potential impact on channel drainage. This concluded the existing conditions analysis.

April 7, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized $550,000 for engineering services for a feasibility study for this project.

January 7, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm for a feasibility study in support of this project.

December 17, 2019 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized and initiated this project, beginning with a feasibility study.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

The Panther Creek Channel Conveyance Improvements project is currently in the feasibility study phase and it includes the analysis of an approximate 2.5-square-mile area along Panther Creek (HCFCD Unit G112-00-00) in the San Jacinto River watershed to:

  1. Evaluate channel erosion and recommend erosion repairs.
  2. Evaluate flood risk and recommend potential short-term and long-term solutions to reduce flood risk.

Location

The Panther Creek Channel Conveyance Improvements project is in the San Jacinto River watershed and lies mostly within the City of Galena Park; however, a small portion of the project area is located in the City of Houston and Unincorporated Harris County.

The Harris County Flood Control District has a significant number of flood damage reduction projects occurring all over Harris County as part of its on-going Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Operations and Maintenance, and the 2018 Bond Program. Click the Project ID on the Map to learn about projects’ details. Some early-stage projects are not highlighted on the map. The map will be updated when projects advance or when more information becomes available.

Stage

The Panther Creek Channel Conveyance Improvements project is currently in the feasibility study phase.

A feasibility study is the first step of the project lifecycle where we explore study area concerns, investigate the causes behind the reported problems, and identify some potential solutions that are recommended for further exploration.

Project Lifecycle

Every flood damage reduction project is unique. Yet each project begins and ends, with common and predictable milestones along the way. Whether a project moves forward – and how quickly – depends on many factors, including the availability of funding at each milestone, shifting community priorities for flood damage reduction, and other changing circumstances (such as the price of trees or concrete) from year to year.

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