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.
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