Rehabilitation of Drainage Channels: Ditches B, C, and E

Project Update – January 2019

In June 2018, Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBCLID2) started construction on the Ditches B, C, and E Rehabilitation Project. These drainage channels remove rainfall runoff from a large portion of First Colony. The goal of the project is to rehabilitate the ditch bottoms to prevent further erosion and to improve slope stability within the ditches. When complete, the project will improve the efficiency of drainage inside the levee. FBCLID2 has also partnered with the City of Sugar Land to replace storm sewer outfalls that are adjacent to the project. The City owns and maintains the storm sewer that collects rainfall runoff from streets and delivers it to the FBCLID2 ditches through these outfalls.

The project is currently scheduled for completion during Summer 2019. Construction in Ditch C is currently wrapping up and work in Ditch B will start in early February. The construction project requires heavy equipment (pictured below) to be operated in close proximity to homes. The contractor will enter construction sites from the locations shown on the map, including Austin Parkway, Highway 6, Sweetwater Blvd. and Williams Trace. Please be aware of construction activity when traveling through these impacted areas. For questions or comments about the project email the FBCLID2 General Manger at gm1@fbclid2.com.

Emergency Operations Update

The below graphic describes the current status of Emergency Operations for Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBCLID 2). The Brazos River will crest over the next 1-2 days near FBCLID 2, located in Sugar Land, Texas. The water elevation in Ditch H created by the Brazos River will remain more than 4 feet below the bottom of the FBCLID 2 levee. The floodgates that protect FBCLID 2 are closed. If additional rain falls inside the levee while the flood gates are closed, the internal drainage channels have been pumped down to maximize storage capacity. The William “Bill” Little and Michael “Mike” Thelen Pump Stations are both fully operational and on standby in case it rains.

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