Projects & Studies

Maintenance Repairs on Buffalo Bayou Tributary W167-04-00

Field surveys are underway on a Buffalo Bayou tributary formally identified as W167-04-00 that runs along the eastern border of the Addicks Reservoir.

The surveys are in connection with a project to repair failed storm sewer outfall pipes along an approximately 4,000-foot section of this partially concrete-lined channel, upstream of the pedestrian bridge at Chatterton Drive. The project also will repair sinkholes that have developed over the failed outfall pipes, resulting in a loss of maintenance access to the channel.

As part of the survey effort, crews will be on site gathering information about existing utilities, fences, topography, vegetation and other factors important to project design. The survey will cover property inside existing public easements, which includes portions of the public easement that may have been enclosed by private fences. Scientific surveys help the Flood Control District fully evaluate various alternatives for repairing and maintaining this important drainage infrastructure.

The firm of Western Group Consultants has been contracted to obtain survey data, and is authorized to act as the Flood Control District’s agent in this matter. Their work will be overseen by the Flood Control District. Survey crews will have information with them that describes their work effort. Surveying will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting.