Sugar Land city officials to spend four months on Brazos River erosion study

City staffers are pulling together all assets, or public infrastructure, that have the most potential to be harmed by the erosion to prioritize these assets going forward..

City staffers are pulling together all assets, or public infrastructure, that have the most potential to be harmed by the erosion to prioritize these assets going forward..

The city of Sugar Land commissioned Huitt-Zollars for a Brazos River erosion study.

WHAT WE REPORTED: In early November, Sugar Land City Council approved a contract in the amount of $125,000 with Houston construction engineering company Huitt-Zollars for a study on the Brazos River Bank erosion. The contract resulted in a budget amendment from the city’s capital improvement projects fund balance.

THE LATEST: Assistant City Manager Chris Steubing is in the process of gathering data and compiling information from city staff and the city’s consultant. Geotechnical experts from Texas A&M University met with the city staff members in late December to help them better understand the geomorphology occurring along the river as well as what circumstances and conditions are creating the most cause for concern, Steubing said. City staffers are also pulling together all assets, or public infrastructure, that have the most potential to be harmed by the erosion to prioritize these assets going forward, he said.

WHAT’S NEXT: The erosion study will take approximately four months to complete, and the city is coordinating with Fort Bend County, Steubing said. Additional details and information on the study’s findings are expected to be announced in late January, he said.

 

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By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


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