Brazos River Erosion Control Project
The Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 7 (FBCLID 7) levee protects New Territory along its southern boundary with the Brazos River. Historically at this location, up until 2014, the north shore of the Brazos River experienced moderate bank erosion as is expected for a meandering waterway.
Unfortunately, between 2015 and 2017, the northern riverbank experienced a dramatic increase in the rate of erosion due to multiple, historic-level flood events, including Hurricane Harvey. This increase resulted in the riverbank migrating closer to the levee system, threatening its structural integrity and increasing the flood risk to the residents of New Territory and their homes.
Below is a timeline image that will be updated as milestones are completed.
Stormwater Pump Station Project
Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 7 (FBCLID 7) lies within the jurisdiction of Fort Bend County and the City of Sugar Land. Both agencies have implemented new drainage hydrology criteria which was determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The new hydrology, known as Atlas 14 Point Precipitation Frequency Estimates (Atlas 14), estimates that for various rainfall events, rainfall volumes used to design drainage and flood protection systems for levee districts has increased.
A timeline image is being drafted, and will be posted and updated as milestones are completed.
For more information on these or other projects the FBCLID 7 has approved to mitigate flood risk, please reach out to the District through the “Contact Us” page on the website.