Lake Houston - Humble - Kingwood | January 2020

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MYOPINION IS THE GATE PROJECT IS THE SINGLEMOST IMPORTANT PROJECT FOR LAKE HOUSTON.

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DAVE MARTIN, HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

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Houston ocials will soon hire consultants to design and engineer the new Lake Houston dam gates. (Kelly Schaer/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Ocials, regional agencies prioritize Lake Houston dam, long-term dredging Exploring ways to protect the Lake Houston area from future ood events is a top priority for local enti- ties in 2020, Harris County and city of Houston ocials said. the single most important project for Lake Houston,” Martin said. Additionally, the city of Houston—as the primary owner of Lake Houston— plans to kick o long-term dredging initiatives in the Lake Houston area to reduce ooding and increase the reser- voir’s capacity, Martin said. in 2011, according to a 2011 report on Lake Houston’s sediment from the Texas Water Development Board. BY KELLY SCHAFLER

Although the Army Corps of Engi- neers Galveston District has already removed more than 2 million cubic yards of sediment from theWest Fork of the San Jacinto River, the city—in part- nership with the Harris County Flood Control District and Coastal Water Authority—plans to continually dredge Lake Houston, Martin said. “We will have beginning 2020 an CONTINUED ON 17

City Council Member Dave Martin said he believes the ongoing Lake Hous- ton dam gate project is going to be a major project for residents upstream and downstream of the Lake Houston dam. Designs and engineering for the dam gates will begin this spring. “My opinion is [the gate project is]

Even before Hurricane Harvey hit the region in August 2017, Lake Houston’s capacity to hold water had decreased more than 20% since the lake’s dam was built in 1954 from 158,553 acre-feet to 124,661 acre-feet

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