F-53 Rehabilitation of Channels Upstream of Addicks Reservoir

F-53 Rehabilitation of Channels Upstream of Addicks Reservoir

Last Modified: 10/08/2020 07:59 PM

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Virtual Community Engagement Meeting

You are invited to participate in a virtual public meeting to learn more about this project.

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join online: PublicInput.com/AddicksReservoir
Join by phone: 855-925-2801 (Meeting Code: 8680)

Project Update 7/23/2020

100 thousand cubic yards of silt, sediment and debris removed, and we’re just getting started. Crews are continuing work on this construction project to remove silt and debris from Langham Creek, South Mayde Creek, Bear Creek, and Horsepen Creek and its tributaries to help return these waterways to their original design capacity.

Recent Actions

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

ADVISORY 7/15/2020

Visitors to the Deputy Darren Goforth Park on Horsepen Creek will begin seeing increased construction activity in the vicinity of the dog park in the coming weeks. When parking, please be mindful of the construction vehicles transiting through the parking lot and follow all posted safety signs. Please keep your pets on a leash while in the parking lot area as construction vehicles are active. The purpose of the construction project is to remove silt and debris from Horsepen Creek and return the channel to its original design capacity.

Construction activity currently is still underway to de-silt and repair South Mayde Creek. Pedestrian trails in certain areas along South Mayde Creek are closed (see complete list below), and in the coming weeks, the Heathergold Drive Pedestrian Bridge may be temporarily closed. Residents will see construction fencing in the impacted area and are urged to respect all warning signs and avoid trails and sidewalks which are temporarily impacted as work crews continue to operate.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Addicks De-Silt Program will consist of multiple comprehensive projects to evaluate and, if necessary, de-silt channels for which the District has property rights that drain directly to the Addicks reservoir. In addition, this program will evaluate repair impacts, and develop construction and maintenance plans, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as appropriate. 

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

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.

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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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Package 2 De-Silt Description

This package will remove accumulated sediment from Harris County stormwater channels that drain into the Addicks Reservoir. On Monday, January 27, construction bids open for the second de-silt package. This work is expected to remove approximately 143,800 cubic yards of silt from the channels.

Package 2 De-Silt Areas 

The construction project, Z100-00-00-X307, represents a combination of construction activities along seventeen (17) channels. The scope of work consists of excavation and off-site disposal along the tributaries of Langham Creek, South Mayde Creek, Bear 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

Package 1 De-Silt Description

This package will remove accumulated sediment from Harris County stormwater channels that drain into the Addicks Reservoir. On Tuesday, January 7, Harris County Commissioners Court awarded a $5.99 million construction contract to Lecon Inc. for this for the first de-silt package. This work is expected to remove approximately 180,000 cubic yards of silt from the channels.

Package 1 De-Silt Areas

The construction project, Z100-00-00-X306, represents a combination of construction activities along three (3) channels. The scope of work consists 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
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
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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. 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. 

On January 30, 2018, Harris County Commissioners Court awarded a $13.32 million construction contract to Lecon Inc. for this pilot project. The duration of the construction activities is 780 calendar days, which began on March 19, 2019.

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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 consist 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).

Community Engagement Meeting

A Community Engagement 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.

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