Friday, May 10, 2013

Barker Dam Construction Zone near Briar Forest at Highway 6 (updated)

How it looks after completion:

June 21, 2013 photo of Barker Dam and widened channel at Briar Forest / Noble Road
Looking South

Channel on the North side of the culvert

Construction work underway on Barker Dam near Briar Forest
May 8, 2013 photo 
Barker Reservoir Dam is undergoing some improvements. Heavy equipment has been deployed on the city-facing side to reinforce and apparently widen the bed of the conveyance channel running in northerly direction at the base of the earthen dam built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control purposes. The dam reportedly  has some stability problems that would not allow the reservoir to perform anywhere close to full capacity in a major flood event, and would thus diminish the amount of water it can temporarily retain to avoid or reduce flooding downstream in the City of Houston.  

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