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December 14, 2017 9:13:54 AM CST

Harris County Flood Control District Begins Sediment Removal in Precinct 2

In December 2017, the Harris County Flood Control District began work on a group of 15 stormwater channel maintenance projects in the Sims Bayou, San Jacinto & Galveston Bay, San Jacinto River, Carpenters Bayou, Spring Gully & Goose Creek, Greens Bayou and Jackson Bayou watersheds of east Harris County.

The projects will remove and dispose of excess sediment from the creeks and bayous, to restore stormwater conveyance capacity. Sediment is soil that is broken down, carried and deposited by stormwater. Sediment accumulation, which can impact stormwater conveyance capacity, is a particular issue in Harris County Precinct 2, which is geographically located on the downstream end of several watersheds.

Planning for this first batch of projects began in early 2017. The Flood Control District has partnered with Harris County Precinct 2 to prioritize and construct these and future maintenance projects in a phased approach that addresses watershed needs across the precinct. On September 12, 2017, Harris County Commissioners Court awarded an approximately $8.1 million construction contract to low bidder Choctaw Construction Services LLC. Sediment removal work got underway in early December and is expected to be complete in approximately one year.

Construction equipment will access the work areas from multiple points along the selected project sites. The contractor will use heavy construction equipment such as dump trucks, backhoes and bulldozers. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to be alert to heavy equipment traffic when passing near construction access points.

Project sites:

  1. Tributary of Halls Bayou - HCFCD Unit P118-21-00-X003

From confluence with Halls Bayou, HCFCD Unit P118-00-00, to Isom Street

  1. Tributary within the Greens Bayou Watershed - HCFCD Unit P138-01-00-X004

Entire channel, from confluence with Ditch No. 9, HCFCD Unit P138-00-00, near Lauder Stormwater Detention Basin, HCFCD Unit P500-06-00, to near Sandydale Lane

  1. Tributary within the Greens Bayou Watershed - HCFCD Unit P138-01-01-X004

Entire channel, from confluence with HCFCD Unit P138-01-00 to near Ponder Lane

  1. Tributary of Rodgers Gully - HCFCD Unit G103-24-04-X005

Entire channel, from confluence with HCFCD Unit G103-24-00 to near Encenada Green Trail

  1. Tributary of Gum Gully - HCFCD Unit R102-10-00-X001

Entire channel, from confluence with Gum Gully, HCFCD Unit R102-00-00, to Miller Wilson Road

  1. Tributary of Gum Gully - HCFCD Unit R102-06-00-X001

Entire channel, from confluence with Gum Gully, HCFCD Unit R102-00-00, to Miller Wilson Road

  1. Tributary of Gum Gully - HCFCD Unit R102-03-01-X004

Entire channel, from confluence with HCFCD Unit R102-03-00 to Miller Wilson Road

  1. Tributary within the Jackson Bayou Watershed - HCFCD Unit R110-00-00-X001

From near Miller Wilson Road along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the end of the channel near Ramsey Road

  1. Tributary within the Goose Creek Watershed - HCFCD Unit O117-00-00-X007

Entire channel, from confluence with Goose Creek, HCFCD Unit O100-00-00, to Wade Road

  1. Tributary within the Goose Creek Watershed - HCFCD Unit O125-00-00-X002

Entire channel, from confluence with Goose Creek, HCFCD Unit O100-00-00, to Wade Road

  1. Ditch No. 7, a Tributary within the Goose Creek Watershed - HCFCD Unit O112-00-00-X002

Entire channel, from confluence with Goose Creek, HCFCD Unit O100-00-00, to Wade Road

  1. Tributary of the San Jacinto Bay - HCFCD Unit F101-06-00-X004

Lomax School Road to upstream of the confluence with HCFCD Unit F101-00-00

  1. Tributary within the Carpenters Bayou Watershed - HCFCD Unit N104-00-00-X010

From near Vonnet Street to Woodforest Boulevard

  1. Tributary within the Carpenters Bayou Watershed - HCFCD Unit N104-00-00-X008

Avenue C to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks

  1. Tributary within the Sims Bayou Watershed - HCFCD Unit C106-10-01-X008

From its confluence with HCFCD Unit C106-10-00 near Bronson Street to Minnesota Street 

ABOUT THE HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT

The Harris County Flood Control District provides flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. With more than 1,500 bayous and creeks totaling approximately 2,500 miles in length, the Flood Control District accomplishes its mission by devising flood damage reduction plans, implementing the plans and maintaining the infrastructure.