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SWG-2012-01007 - Harris County Flood Control District

Posted: 4/29/2014

Expiration date: 6/30/2014

Full Public Notice    Project Plans


The HCFCD is proposing to restore approximately 6,600 linear feet Buffalo Bayou (W100-00-00) and 800 LF of the Hogg Bird Tributary of Buffalo Bayou, in Houston, Harris County, Texas.  The proposed project area on Buffalo Bayou flows adjacent to Memorial Park (north side of the stream) and the River Oaks Country Club (ROCC) (south side of the stream), and will also include areas immediately adjacent to the stream and a proposed construction access area point south of the Memorial Park City of Houston maintenance facility, located within Memorial Park. The project area is in a non-tidal stream segment.  The upstream project limit is 1,450 LF east of the end of Pinehill Lane (2.36 river miles upstream of the Shepherd Drive crossing) and the downstream project limit is 350 LF  south-southwest of the southern end of Westcott Street (1.15 river miles upstream of Shepherd Drive).  The proposed stream restoration project will restore a portion of Buffalo Bayou by utilizing Natural Channel Design techniques to create a stable stream reach that will neither aggrade nor degrade and will minimize shear stresses on the banks that are causing extensive areas of active erosion within the proposed project area.  Aquatic resource functions will be improved by establishing a riffle and pool system, installing in-stream structures to protect the banks from erosive flows and provide aquatic habitat, modifying the stream bed and banks to restore stream meanders, re-establishing native vegetation, and stabilizing banks that have eroded and are threatening the integrity of adjacent properties.