Flood Management Project Reaches Substantial Completion
DEC engineers recently participated in a substantial completion walk-through for a section of the Hunting Bayou project for the Harris County Flood Control District. The Hunting Bayou Federal Flood Risk Management Project is a $100-million flood damage reduction project along Hunting Bayou from U.S. 59 to downstream of North Wayside Drive.
DEC provided design, plans, specifications, estimates and construction phase services for a complex segment that included rail and roadway bridge crossings within the Union Pacific railyard.
The work also included substantial channel improvements, maintenance access, protection of a 40-foot-high concrete slope with drilled shaft walls, and retaining walls to increase flow area and capacity.
According to the Harris County Flood Control District, when the project is complete, most neighborhoods near the bayou will see water surface elevation reductions of 3-4 feet for a 1 percent (100-year) flooding event. The number of homes and businesses subject to a 1 percent (100-year) flooding event would drop from 5,100 to 650, and all homes and businesses would benefit from the reduced frequency and depth of flooding.
ABOUT THE HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT: The Harris County Flood Control District is a special purpose district created by the Texas Legislature in 1937 and governed by Harris County Commissioners Court. The Flood Control District's jurisdictional boundaries coincide with those of Harris County.
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