Next Challenge For City: Ditch Clean Out in Right of Way Under Kingwood Drive West of High School
About a half block west of Kingwood High School, G-103-36-03, a small drainage ditch without a name, cuts under Kingwood Drive. More than a hundred homes near this ditch flooded during Harvey. Before Imelda, Harris County Flood Control District did an emergency “de-snag” on the ditch. That means they cleaned out fallen trees that were forming “beaver dams” and backing water up.
But the right of way under Kingwood Drive has remained about half blocked by sediment. That’s what those red warning signs represent in the picture below. Clearing the right of way is the City of Houston’s responsibility.
Now, would be a good time to clean out this ditch while the City has crews working a block east of here at Kingwood High School.
Location of Blockage
When I clicked on the upper warning sign, I found a link to this image from 2019.
Pictures Taken Today Show Same Blockages
I’ve brought this issue to the attention of Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin and his staff. I’m confident this was just an oversight and look forward to doing another positive story when they complete this job, too.
Posted by Bob Rehak on March 8, 2022
1652 Days since Hurricane Harvey