The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, and Fort Bend County have signed an agreement for a feasibility study that will investigate erosion flood risks along the Brazos River.
The purpose of the Feasibility study is to ensure the protection of infrastructure, such as roads, levees and buildings from erosion.
The study is 100% federally funded under the Bipartisan Budget Act 2018 and Long Term Disaster Recovery Investment Program.
“We look forward to working with Fort Bend County to determine those areas to reduce the impacts of erosion and flood risks,” said Kendrick Lawrence, a USACE Galveston District Project Manager.
County and Corps engineers will conduct an initial scoping meeting later this month in Galveston. Lawrence said that areas of interest include the City of Simontown, Richmond, County Levee Improvement Districts, and Municipal Utility Districts.
Other Problems and Opportunities for study may include:
- Protecting existing Flood Risk Management (FRM) Infrastructures to include levees, hurricane evacuation routes, etc.
- Identifying additional FRM alternatives such as detention areas and diversion canals.
- Investigating and identifying structural and non-structural measures to reduce the migration of the Brazos River.