Pecan Lakes Flood Protection System

Pecan Grove is a much-sought after residential community located in Richmond, Texas. In 2007, FEMA began remapping the area to update the flood insurance rate maps. Jones|Carter (JC), as the District Engineer and a participant in Fort Bend County’s technical review committee, evaluated the revised modeling and determined that after the remap, all 325 residents of Pecan Lakes Subdivision were now without flood protection, being located outside of the existing Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District Levee System. In 2008, JC evaluated the cost to provide flood protection to the affected subdivision that would be on par with the remainder of the Pecan Grove community. A bond election resulted in a record turnout with the measure passing by 69%. In 2009, JC began the design phase by evaluating multiple system alignments, each ranked based on benefit vs. cost. After receiving input from the client and residents, the selected design was a multi-component system consisting of an earthen levee, a structural floodwall, and a pump station. To read the entire article, please click here.

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