CI-021 Brookglen Flooding Mitigation Analysis

CI-021 Brookglen Flooding Mitigation Analysis

Last Modified: 08/23/2020 05:11 AM

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May 19, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court approved updates to project details in the 2018 Bond Program List. Update corrects Unit ID to refer to B112-00-00 instead of B100-00-00.

January 8, 2019 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $250,000 agreement with an engineering firm in support of this project

September 25, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized negotiations with an engineering firm to conduct an engineering investigation in support of this project

September 25, 2018 – Harris County Commissioners Court authorized and initiated this project

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This effort investigated flooding problems and evaluated potential solutions to flooding problems to reduce the risk of flooding for as many as 62 homes in the city of La Porte’s Brookglen area. It was completed in January 2020. The analysis explored the feasibility of constructing channel conveyance improvements, bridge replacements and stormwater detention along Willow Springs Bayou, Unit B112-00-00. The analysis investigated the potential benefits of multiple project scenarios. Results included a recommended plan that establishes the need for future property acquisition and provides a basis for preparing a preliminary engineering report. The analysis determined the need for local drainage improvements to effectively support any flood control project, because of the neighborhood’s ‘bowl’-shaped topography.

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.