A $2.3 million series of projects to de-snag four tributaries of Clear Creek might increase their capacity by as much as 29,000 gallons per second, but could take several years before construction begins, city administrators said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com


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Michelle Aycoth

You know if you do regular maintenance on these major ditches you would not need a project to de-snag. You might of even prevented a few thousand of people from flooding during Harvey.

Andy Aycoth

Jose' Boix

Let's recall that November 4, 2008 County voters approved three propositions on the ballot; Proposition #2’s for $15 M was directed to:

• Much of Prop 2 will focus on de-snagging and otherwise alleviating flooding along Dickinson Bayou and the Dickinson Bayou Watershed.

• Another $10 million would be spent to battle longtime flooding problems along Clear Creek including construction of a detention area.

• With partnerships from the Harris County and Brazoria County flood control districts the project could reduce flooding by as much as 2.5 feet along Clear Creek.

Was all the bond funds spent, and if so how effective in reducing flooding? Do we know? Now there is another expenditure of funds for seemingly similar projects. Just my thoughts.

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