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Financing Approved for Taylor Gully Project

5/10/2021

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May
7, 2021


Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008

[email protected]



Texas
Water Development Board Approves

Financing
for Taylor Gully Project



HOUSTON - Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin is happy to announce, during the May 6th meeting of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), board members approved providing financing to the City of Houston for the
proposed Taylor Gully project. The funds are being provided from the TWDB
Flood Infrastructure Fund in the amount of $10,100,000.

The
Harris County Flood Control District (Flood Control District), Lake
Houston Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ 10), and City of Houston, teamed
together to conduct a drainage study for the streams within the greater
Kingwood area. As part of this drainage study
, F-14 General Drainage Improvements Near Kingwood, Taylor Gully was
identified as one of the five streams in their scope to investigate.

The
proposed project, along Taylor Gully G103-80-03, consists of channel
improvements that will upgrade the conveyance capacity of the channel to
provide a 100-year LOS. The improvements include channel widening,
deepening, and lining. The project would construct a concrete rectangular
channel in the center of the existing channel while maintaining the 3:1
grass-lined side slopes which are in good condition. The recommendation
aims to minimize channel slope impacts and maintain existing channel
banks, with proposed improvements. The project will allow capturing
increased sheet flow from Montgomery County, at the upstream end of
Taylor Gully, which primarily floods due to riverine conditions.

The project will benefit more than 400
structures, 387 directly benefitted from 100-year stream inundations. An
additional 62 structures would be indirectly benefited. This project is
one of several projects envisioned in the
Kingwood Drainage Analysis.
Once the funds are received, the project team will begin on the design
and permitting phase portion with an overall timeline for 3-4 years,
weather permitting.

For
more information, please contact the District E office at (832) 393-3008
or via email at
[email protected].

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