Construction Advisory: Barker Reservoir Watershed De-Silt Program to start Monday, September 14, 2020

As a part of the Harris County Flood Control District’s maintenance operations, the Flood Control District is undertaking multiple comprehensive projects to evaluate and, if necessary, de-silt channels for which the District has property rights that drain to the Barker Reservoir. The program will evaluate repair impacts and develop construction and maintenance plans, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as appropriate. This effort is part of ongoing work to ensure the channels in the Barker watershed are functioning at design capacity as they carry stormwater out of surrounding neighborhoods and into the federal reservoir.

Residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Mason Creek and its tributaries, and tributaries of Buffalo Bayou channels, will begin to see increased construction activity around these waterways starting Monday, September 14, 2020. The activity will include large trucks and heavy machinery in the area and on neighborhood streets which are necessary to haul debris and sediment from the creek beds. Residents are urged to respect all warning signs and avoid trails, sidewalks, and pedestrian bridges, which may be temporarily impacted as work crews move around the area.

The Flood Control District works to reduce flooding across the region and is committed to keeping residents informed. For more information on this project or other Flood Control District projects, please visit