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SWG-2020-00271 - City of Houston - Lake Houston - Harris County, Texas

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston
Published July 22, 2021
Expiration date: 8/23/2021

Full Public Notice          Project Plans          Alternatives Analysis

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The applicant proposes to improve 1,000 ft of the uncontrolled Ambursen spillway with the installation of new, controlled, Obermeyer spillway gates along the western portion of the existing Lake Houston Dam structure.  To accomplish this, the existing spillway crest would be lowered approximately 3.5 ft and fitted with an Obermeyer spillway gate structure.  To further stabilize the dam structure, 150,000 cubic yards (cy) of rubble backfill will be deposited within the same 1,000 ft of the existing concrete structure.  The temporary cofferdam would be installed in sections that would enable the construction of a single Obermeyer spillway gate at a time.  To facilitate access from the downstream side, backfill would then be installed within the Ambursen bays and in the downstream concrete-lined channel (hearth).  The spillway crest of the existing Ambursen spillway would then be demolished and the new concrete crest with the associated Obermeyer spillway gates and hydromechanical works would be built.  The timeframe to complete this project will be approximately 18 to 24 months.