Canal Projects

Current Canal Projects

Project Name County Engineering Firm Contractor Anticipated Completion Date Estimated Cost

Past Canal Projects Overview

Project Name County Engineering Firm Contractor Completion  Cost
Horse Barn Crossing Improvements Galveston Cobb, Fendley & Associates,Inc. Boyer,Inc. November 2014 $1,320,074
Knight Flume Replacement Brazoria Freese  & Nichols,Inc. NBG Constructors, Inc. April 2012 $1,520,000
Ditch M-1 Underdrain Replacement Brazoria GCWA Brazoria C&R Dist 3, City of Alvin, City of Manvel, Brazoria County & GCWA May 2012 $360,000
Jones Creek Spillway Replacement Fort Bend Freese  & Nichols, Inc. Jerdon Construction June 2012 $589,700
Briscoe and Juliff Piping Fort Bend GCWA Blastco Texas November 2012 $376,165
L10.001 Mustang Bayou Aerial Pipe – replace with siphon Brazoria Freese  & Nichols, Inc. TBD March 2013 $1,500,000

 


Past Project Details

Horse Barn Crossing:

Location: Galveston County

Details: Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. designed the Horse Barn Crossing Improvements at a total cost of $1,320,074 as of August 31, 2014.

Horse Barn Crossing improvements consist of:

Horse Barn Crossing

Horse Barn Crossing

 

 

Jones Creek Spillway:

Location: Fort Bend County

Details: Freese & Nichols designed the new Jones Creek Spillway Structure at a total cost of $821,000.

The American Canal system dates back to 1908 when water was diverted from the Brazos River into Jones Creek and from Jones Creek through Dolly’s Gully into Oyster Creek.  The Jones Creek spillway was constructed early in the history of the canal system in order to back water up into Dolly’s Gully.  The original structure was reinforced with steel sheet piling in 1979.  The new spillway is 65 feet across and was built with over 600 cubic yards of steel reinforced concrete

Jones Creek Before

Jones Creek Before

Jones Creek After

Jones Creek After

 

 

Knight Flume:

Location: Brazoria County

Details: Knight Flume serves as a primary water conveyance structure along the Briscoe Canal System.  The flume conveys water over Brazoria County Conservation and Reclamation District No. 3, C-1 Ditch.  The Knight Flume is located approximately 4.5 miles south of Alvin, Texas and adjacent to FM2403 in Brazoria County.

The replaced structure was constructed in the mid seventies and consisted of a 100 foot structure spanning over a concrete lined ditch.  The flume was comprised of two halves of a 96-inch diameter metal railcar supported by composite trestles at twenty foot centers.

The new structure completed in April 2012, consists of a dual tub reinforced concrete aqueduct system acting as the flume.  A gabion wall earth retaining system was used to stabilize C-1 Ditch in the vicinity of the flume.

Knight Flume Before

Knight Flume Before

Knight Flume After

Knight Flume After