Project set to begin to remove sediment from channels leading to Addicks Reservoir

By Cory McCord - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - The Harris County Flood Control District will begin a maintenance project March 19 to remove sediment from four channels that drain into the Addicks Reservoir watershed, according to officials.

“These projects are badly needed to help mitigate future flooding in several parts of the county,” Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said. “Flood control is a complex problem that is the county’s priority.”

The $13.3 million project will begin with removing sediment and repairing Horsepen Creek.

Future project sites include Langham Creek, Bear Creek and a Langham Creek tributary east of Bear Creek Village.

On Jan. 30, Harris County Commissioners Court awarded the $13.3 million construction contract to Lecon Inc.

The goal is to assess and repair impacts from recent flood events on channels that carry stormwater to the reservoirs, officials said.

The reservoirs themselves are owned, operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Construction will begin March 19 on Horsepen Creek from near Hamstead Park Drive to the reservoir. It is expected to take several months.

Here are more projects moving toward construction this year:

  • Final bid-ready construction plans are under review for the Bear Creek project site, HCFCD Unit U102-00-00 from Greenhouse Road to just inside the reservoir.
  • The Langham Creek project site, HCFCD Unit U100-00-00, from State Highway 6 to the reservoir, is in design.
  • The Flood Control District is coordinating with the Corps on a permit and other preliminary details in connection with the U107-00-00 project site, which is located on reservoir property near Hidden Springs Drive.

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