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SWG-2012-01007 - Harris County Flood Control District

Published May 5, 2015
Expiration date: 6/5/2015

Full Public Notice    Project Plans  Response to Comments    Planting    Report Appendices

Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) is proposing to restore approximately 5,700 linear feet (LF) of HCFCD Unit W100-00-00 (Buffalo Bayou) and 560 LF of an unnamed tributary of Buffalo Bayou, referred to in the project plans as Hogg Bird Tributary, 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 (south side of the stream).  It will also include areas immediately adjacent to the stream and a proposed construction access area point south of the City of Houston’s Parks and Recreation Department maintenance facility, located within Memorial Park.  The project area is in a non-tidal stream segment, since 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 with a profile (thalweg) 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 to 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.