Local drainage districts continue work to alleviate flooding: 7 drainage projects to know in Pearland, Friendswood

Clear Creek
Local entities are working on projects to alleviate flooding caused by Clear Creek. (Haley Morrison)

Local entities are working on projects to alleviate flooding caused by Clear Creek. (Haley Morrison)

Local drainage districts continue projects to alleviate flooding in Pearland and Friendswood, particularly flooding caused by Clear Creek. Here are seven projects to know in Pearland and Friendswood.

Brazoria County Drainage District 4

Brazoria County Drainage District 4 completed the widening work and slope improvements on Clear Creek from Barry Rose Road to Green Tee Terrace this summer. The project broke ground in April and construction cost $1.1 million. It is funded by Brazoria County Drainage District 4.

Construction is underway with Country Place Ditch. Brazoria County Drainage District 4 is doing drainage reclamation, outfall repairs and maintenance. The project began in July and is set to end in February 2020. Construction cost $1.09 million and is funded by Brazoria County Drainage District 4.

BCDD 4 will be doing rehabilitation, sloping and replacing failing outfalls on Westminister Ditch. The construction of the project hinges on BCDD 4 participating with the Harris County Flood Control District on the Army Corps of Engineer’s work on Clear Creek, but the drainage district hopes it will begin in 2020 and end in 2021. The project is in the design phase. Construction is projected to cost $752,738. The project is funded by Brazoria County Drainage District 4.

BCDD 4 combined the Springfield and Park Village detention ponds with a drainage channel, replaced failing pipes, and simplified maintenance to address drainage concerns in the area. The project began in August 2018-Summer 2019 and is construction is set to cost $987,000. The project is funded by Brazoria County Drainage District 4.

Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District

Galveston County’s in-line detention work on Clear Creek at Imperial Estates and FM 2351 is still on track to be completed in mid-2021. The in-line detention, which consists of taking dirt out of a space to hold water, began on July 1. The construction cost $6 million. The project is funded by Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District.
Harris County Flood Control District

The HCFCD will be doing concrete lining on the Mud Gully channel from Beamer Road to Sagedowne Lane, as the channel has been worn down due to erosion. Construction is set to begin Spring 2020 with the end date to be decided. The projected construction cost is $5 million and is funded by federal dollars.

The HCFCD will be excavating the Hughes Stormwater Detention Basin off of Hughes Road and Pearland Parkway after approving negotiations with an engineering firm. The HCFCD acquired the property to do detention along Clear Creek. The construction cost is projected to be $6.1 million with a construction timeline to be decided. The funding source is the HCFCD 2018 bond.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


MOST RECENT

A Cy-Fair ISD employee distributes meals via curbside pickup for district students during the summer. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Community Impact now seeking feedback from parents, teachers regarding 2020-21 school year

Help us adequately cover local education by submitting feedback here:

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo spoke about the county's continuing response to COVID-19 and a new small-business coronavirus relief program at a July 13 press conference. (Screenshot via Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management)
Harris County now accepting applications for $30M small-business assistance program

Harris County businesses with fewer than 30 employees may apply for funding through July 24.

The seven-day rolling average of deaths per day in Harris County has increased from 3.86 on July 8 to 8.29 on July 12. (Community Impact Staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: After three weeks of surging cases, death toll starts to rise

The seven-day rolling average of deaths per day in Harris County has increased from 3.86 on July 8 to 8.29 on July 12.

Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced in a June 30 State Board of Education meeting that students will be taking the STAAR in the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Education organizations call for STAAR requirements to be waived another year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements in March of earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

With a clinical background in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine, Corry has been with BCM for 20 years. He now focuses primarily on inflammatory lung diseases, such as asthma and smoking-related chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.

Here are Brazoria County's coronavirus updates for July 10. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Brazoria County reports 99 new coronavirus cases July 10

The county is also reporting 43 recoveries.

The new partnership will provide on-site, same-day testing and results for assisted-living facility staff and their residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
State announces partnership for increased COVID-19 testing for patients, staff at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes

These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.

Texas Medical Center reports only 4% uptick in ICU bed use despite continued COVID-19 case increases

Compared to 1,350 total intensive care units in use June 30, Texas Medical Center has seen only a slight uptick in occupancies since then, with 1,394 reported July 9.

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
Refinancing a home, police departments address protests: Popular news this week from Greater Houston

Read popular stories from the Greater Houston area on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Harris County. (Community Impact Staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 907 cases, 12 deaths confirmed July 9

The 12 deaths—the largest single day total in Harris County since the pandemic began—brings the total COVID-19 death count in the county to 423.

Here are the coronavirus case counts in Brazoria County for July 9. (Community Impact staff)
Brazoria County reports 84 coronavirus cases, one death July 9

The death was of a Pearland nursing home resident.