Excavation of Taylor Gully Began Monday

When Barry drifted east over the weekend, it helped the Kingwood Area in more ways than one. Not only did it take flooding rains elsewhere, it allowed Harris County Flood Control to begin maintenance of Taylor Gully on Monday.

Erosion Upstream Clogged Ditch with Sediment

Beginning last year, developers clear cut the area upstream of the Harris County line without sediment control measures in place. That let erosion from the Woodridge Village property (see below) clog Taylor Gully with sediment.

Photo taken after May 7th flood showed massive erosion over large parts of Woodridge Village. Dirt from this area washed through the culvert in the background which had no erosion control measures in place at the time.

Cleaning that sediment out of Taylor Gully will help restore the natural conveyance of the ditch and reduce future flood risk to Harris County residents.

Video courtesy of Jeff Miller. It looks up Taylor Gully toward the Montgomery County Line in the background and then pans downstream toward Rustling Elms. He was standing with his back to Creek Manor. The culvert you see at the start of this shot is the same culvert in the background of the erosion photo above.

Reducing Flood Risk

Approximately 200 homes adjacent to this ditch flooded on May 7th. Residents appreciate every extra margin of safety they can get, especially since Perry homes and its subsidiaries are far from finished with installing detention upstream.

It was less than a week ago that Harris County commissioners accepted the right of way agreement. That allowed flood control to begin this project. Hats off to to the hard and fast working people at HCFCD!

Posted by Bob Rehak on 7/16/2019 with video from Jeff Miller

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