Drainage update: 9 projects underway in Pearland, Friendswood

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The Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District and Brazoria Drainage District No. 4 have nine active projects in the Pearland/Friendswood area. Here’s a snapshot of each project and its status as of April 1.

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Current projects

Clear Creek

1. Crews are removing vegetation and debris within 50 feet of the easement to improve water flow and prevent obstructions. This is Phase 1 of a five-phase project.
Timeline: December 2017-August 2018
Cost: $340,000
Funding sources: Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District, city of Friendswood

2. Crews are nearing completion on widening parts of the creek from Pearland Parkway near Barry Rose and adding a maintenance roadway.
Timeline: June 2017-April 2018
Cost: $500,000
Funding source: Brazoria Drainage District 4

Mary’s Creek

3. A project is underway to clear debris and regrade slopes along Mary’s Creek over 2,500 linear feet downstream from East Edgewood Avenue/FM 2351.
Timeline: December 2017-June 2018
Cost: $336,595
Funding source: Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District

4. The slopes of Mary’s Creek near Winding Road and North Friendswood Drive in mid-April will be paved with concrete to prevent erosion.
Timeline: April-November 2018
Cost: $413,000
Funding source: Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District

5. A project is underway to improve 1,200 linear feet of slopes and remove vegetation from the creek from Liberty Drive to John Lizer Road.

Timeline: February-July 2018
Cost: $500,000
Funding source: Brazoria Drainage District 4

Cowart Creek

6. A half-mile box culvert to handle street runoff is going in near West Edgewood Drive and Sunset Drive. Galveston County is the lead for the construction, but the GCCDD will handle maintenance.
Timeline: January-November 2018
Cost: $2.5 million
Funding sources: Texas General Land Office, Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District, city of Friendswood

7. Crews are clearing and resloping 1,000 linear feet near Greenbriar Drive to improve flow into Clear Creek.
Timeline: March-May 2018
Cost: $492,419
Funding source: Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District

8. The GCCDD is expected to begin improvements in mid-April to regrade the slopes of 1,500 linear feet of the creek downstream of Castlewood to FM 518.
Timeline: April 2018-July 2018
Cost: $387,820
Funding source: Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District

Hickory Slough

9. Crews are regrading 3,300 linear feet of slopes from Clear Creek to Knapp Road. This is the first phase of several planned for the creek.
Timeline: May 2017–May 2018
Cost: $500,000
Funding sources: Brazoria Drainage District 4

Local drainage districts

Brazoria Drainage District No. 4 encompasses over 83 square miles, and its major waterways include: Clear, Mary’s, Cowart and Chigger creeks, Hickory Slough and portions of Mustang Bayou. Its 2017 tax rate is 14.6 cents per $100 valuation.
4813 Broadway St., Pearland
281-485-1434
www.bdd4.org
Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District encompasses 20 square miles, and its major waterways include: Clear, Cowart, Mary’s and Chigger creeks and Dickinson Bayou. Its 2017 tax rate is 10.8 cents per $100 valuation.
1605 Whitaker Drive, Friendswood
281-482-0404
www.gccdd.dst.tx.us

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Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018. A graduate of the University of Houston, Matt was most recently the director of community outreach and engagement at the Columbia Missourian and a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism.
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