Harris County Flood Control District Barker Reservoir Repair Project Underway

Harris County Flood Control District Barker Reservoir Repair Project Underway

July 14 2023

As a part of the Harris County Flood Control District’s maintenance operations, the Flood Control District is undertaking multiple comprehensive projects to repair the channels that drain to the Barker Reservoir. This effort is part of ongoing work to ensure the channels in the Barker Reservoir watershed are functioning at design capacity as they carry stormwater out of surrounding neighborhoods and into the federal reservoir. The Barker Reservoir is owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The Barker Repair Package 1 will address erosion and slope failures that have occurred within the Flood Control District rights-of-way and/or within the channel itself. The work will also include repairs to concrete structures and address outfall failures. Construction on this Repair Package began in spring 2023 and anticipated to complete in spring 2024.

The scope of work for this project will take place along Mason Creek and a tributary of Upper Buffalo Bayou. The repair project, HCFCD Project ID: Z100-00-00-X310, represents a combination of construction activities along one channel and a single tributary. 

Activity close to the neighborhood includes a contracted crew working north of South Fry Road (circled in red below), along the west and east side of the channel, and approximately through to Hoveden Drive. The impacted trails are located along the south and north bank of Mason Creek.

An essential component of this work is the Flood Control District’s ability to access channels through areas that we have property rights in order to work on the repairs. This will result in the trimming of trees and trail closures while the work is being done in order for heavy machinery to access the area.

Residents in the neighborhood will begin to see construction-related vehicles in these areas, which will include dump trucks and other heavy machinery. Residents are urged to respect all warning signs and avoid trails and sidewalks that may be temporarily impacted as work crews move around the area.

The Flood Control District works to reduce flooding across the region and is committed to keeping residents informed. For more information on this project, trail closures or other Flood Control District projects, please visit www.HCFCD.org/F52.

Source: HCFCD

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