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What is the Construction Project on the Bayou?
A Little Background Most of Memorial Thicket was built within the oxbow that was the original Buffalo Bayou. When Buffalo Bayou was straightened over 60 years ago by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the oxbow became the drainage for what is now Memorial Thicket. The northernmost point of the oxbow ran just to the south of the guardhouse, which is the reason why it is one of the lowest elevations in the Thicket. A little over a decade ago, the pipe that drains the west side of Memorial Thicket from the old oxbow collapsed and was backing up as water couldn't escape to the bayou. There was quite a bit of erosion from the pipe collapse and we were able to get the City to come in and replace it.
The Storm Sewer for Fleetwood
A similar situation has occurred for the drainage at the eastern end of Fleetwood with its collapsed pipe. Fortunately water from the storm sewer was still flowing, but the erosion was significant.
January 28, 2021
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