Jeff Miller, an Elm Grove resident, just reported receiving a note from Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD). Will Sherman, HCFCD’s Precinct 4 coordinator, indicated the following.
Plans for Taylor Gully
The right-of-way transfer to HCFCD for the upper portion of Taylor Gully (see map below) is scheduled to be on the next Commissioners Court agenda on July 9th.
That portion of Taylor Gully has become badly clogged with sediment due to the construction of Woodridge Village upstream just across the Montgomery County line.
Woodridge did not have erosion control measures in place when three storms in early May caused massive erosion.
Here’s what Taylor Gully looked like on 6/24/19.
Following approval of the right of way transfer:
- Equipment should be on-site July 11th
- Work should begin by July 15th.
- HCFCD cleared debris after Harvey
- HCFCD plans to do it again “soon” as part of a general debris removal process on multiple channels in Kingwood.
- The wider effort should begin this August.
Work on Ben’s Branch Expanded
Yesterday, HCFCD extended its work on Ben’s Branch west of Woodland Hills. They excavated the area between North Woodland Hills and the businesses on the south side of North Park Drive (Walgreens, Firestone, McDonalds, etc.).
To Report Blockages Near You
If you are aware of downed trees blocking a channel near you:
- Photograph it using a cell phone (most of which embed GPS coordinates in images)
- Record the nearest street location and trail-access points
- Report it to Harris County Flood Control.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
Posted by Bob Rehak on 7/3/2019
With contributions from Jeff Miller, Thomas Blailock and Chris Kalman
673 Days after Hurricane Harvey