Projects & Studies

As of 02/05/2019

Sediment Removal and Drainage System Repairs in Precinct 2

In August 2018, the Flood Control District began work on a group of 14 maintenance projects in the Armand Bayou, Greens Bayou, Jackson Bayou, Spring Gully & Goose Creek, and Luce Bayou watersheds of east Harris County. This is the second group of projects in an $8.1 million construction contract to repair erosion, remove and dispose of sediment accumulations, and replace damaged drainage features such as stormwater outfall pipes and associated inlets, in order to restore overall drainage system function and stormwater conveyance capacity.

Second Group

Second Group, Project sites:

  1. Tributary of Greens Bayou – HCFCD Unit P138-05-00-X002
    Entire channel, from its confluence with HCFCD Unit P138-00-00 (Hollyvale Drive) to its upstream limits (Casa Grande Drive)
  2. Tributary of Luce Bayou – HCFCD Unit S101-00-00-X001
    Entire channel, from near E. Lake Houston Parkway to upstream end of the channel
  3. Tributary of Gum Gully in the Jackson Bayou Watershed – HCFCD Unit R102-03-00-X005
    From 1,500 feet upstream of the confluence with Gum Gully (Wherry Drive) to near 500 feet
    downstream of F.M. 2100 (Reef Way)
  4. Tributary of Gum Gully in the Jackson Bayou Watershed – HCFCD Unit R102-03-01-X002
    From F.M. 2100 and downstream 100 linear feet
  5. Tributary of Jackson Bayou – HCFCD Unit R103-00-00-X004
    From the UPRR crossing to Crosby Lynchburg Road
  6. Tributary of Halls Bayou in the Greens Bayou Watershed – HCFCD Unit P118-36-00-X007
    At the confluence with Halls Bayou
  7. Tributary of Goose Creek – HCFCD Unit O126-00-00-X003
    From Omaha Street to upstream end of the channel
  8. Tributary of Goodyear Creek in the Greens Bayou Watershed – HCFCD Unit P103-03-00-X002
    Entire channel from its confluence with Goodyear Creek to near Granada Street
  9. Willowspring Creek in the Armand Bayou watershed – HCFCD Unit B112-00-00-X009
    From Spencer Highway upstream 2,000 linear feet
  10. Big Island Slough in the Armand Bayou Watershed – HCFCD Unit B106-00-00-X011
    Near Clairmont Lane
  11. Willowspring Creek in the Armand Bayou Watershed – HCFCD Unit B112-00-00-X010
    From Barry Oaks Lane to 200 feet upstream of Venture Lane
  12. Tributary of Horsepen Bayou in the Armand Bayou Watershed – HCFCD Unit B104-03-00-X009
    From confluence with B104-03-01 to confluence with B104-03-02
  13. Tributary of Horsepen Bayou in the Armand Bayou Watershed – HCFCD Unit B104-03-02-X004
    From Cranbourne Drive to El Dorado Boulevard
  14. Ditch #22 DD-5 in the Armand Bayou Watershed – HCFCD Unit B115-00-00-X011
    From its confluence with Armand Bayou to Space Center Boulevard

First Group

Work on a previous group of 15 sediment removal and erosion repair projects began in 2017 and was complete in 2018. (Map and list of sites below.) These projects were 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.

Sediment is soil that is broken down, carried and deposited by stormwater. Sediment accumulation, which can reduce 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 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.

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. The Flood Control District appreciates your patience during these maintenance projects.

First Group, 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