FBCLID 11 is excited to announce that the District recently completed construction on a project that has raised the height of the levee. The levee, which was raised by approximately 2 feet, is now 6 feet above the current 100-year flood elevation of the Brazos River. This exceeds all federal and local regulations and makes it one of the safest levees in Fort Bend County. As part of the project, the District made one of the detention ponds deeper, which increases the volume for storing rain water inside the levee.
The District is continuing to improve the levee and drainage system in several ways. Current projects include completing a third pump station to serve the District as well as significantly increasing the pumping capacity of the two existing pump stations.