The sand bar already eliminated was toward the top and left side of the frame above. It stretched almost 2000 feet.
Now dredgers are focusing on the giant bar in the middle above.
Mouth Bar Complex in 2020 Before Start of Dredging
The shot below, taken from the opposite direction, helps put things in perspective.
More Current Shots Taken Today
Long Range Dredging Plan
The City of Houston’s purchasing website does not indicate whether the City has yet awarded the project to develop a long range dredging plan. Last month, the purchasing agent for the City, Bridget Cormier, stated that “The City has not yet made a decision, nor a recommendation for award yet.” She explained, “We are still in the evaluation phase and have requested additional information from suppliers that moved forward in the process.”
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The plan will cover the entire Lake Houston Area including: publicly owned canals, inlets, and coves; the West Fork up to I-69, and the East Fork to the confluence with Caney Creek. The City wants the plan finished within two years.
Scope of the long-range dredging plan includes:
Developing a digital terrain model that updates Texas Water Development Board models developed in 2011 and 2018 to reflect dredging activity that has taken place since then.
Verifying where and how quickly sediment accumulates.
Determining ownership of private canals and legal obstacles associated with dredging them.
Identifying disposal sites for the dredging spoils.
Investigating costs for both mechanical and hydraulic dredging through both private and public entities.
Exploring options for future funding of maintenance dredging.
Firms will be evaluated on:
Responsiveness of their submissions to the criteria outlined.
Technical competence, which is a composite of:
Expertise, experience and qualifications of key personnel
Project approach to meeting deliverables, managing risk, and managing work
Proposed plan and strategy for meeting project schedules
Success with similar projects in the past
Participation by Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises
The current rate of dredging is consistent with the rate observed on August 6, about 200 feet per week. At this rate, it will take another two months until contractors even reach the East Fork. And at least another two years before we get a long-range dredging plan. That will be six years after Harvey.
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