Memorial Park Demonstration Project (MPDP) Update
Draft Project Plan Available for Public Viewing
Draft Project Plan - Link
In advance of the Harris County Flood Control District's December 17 Informational Meeting re: a proposed restoration project on a section of Buffalo Bayou bordering Memorial Park, the Flood Control District has made available the draft project plan for viewing/download at http://www.hcfcd.org/P_memorial/Draft_Project_Plan.asp
Informational Meeting Details
The Flood Control District will hold an informational meeting for the public on Tuesday, December 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Lamar High School, 3325 Westheimer Road, to share details of a proposed restoration project on a section of Buffalo Bayou bordering Memorial Park.
An overview of the proposed project will be presented beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer session and an opportunity to provide comments. Residents can also submit comments in writing at the meeting and through Flood Control District's website at http://www.hcfcd.org/mpdp
About the Project
The Memorial Park Demonstration Project (MPDP) is a proposed stream restoration project on Buffalo Bayou. Its purpose is to restore Buffalo Bayou to a natural, stable condition by utilizing fluvial geomorphology design principles to maintain the bayou's flood conveyance capacity, repair severe erosion on the banks of the bayou, reduce sediment deposition, and improve water quality within the bayou.
MPDP includes a stretch of Buffalo Bayou that flows adjacent to Memorial Park and the River Oaks Country Club, west of Shepherd Drive and east of West Loop 610. The proposed project reach spans the section of bayou from the Hogg Bird Sanctuary/Bayou Bend Parking Lot to approximately 5,800 feet upstream, stopping just south of Memorial Park's Picnic Loop.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kim Jackson, Harris County Flood Control District Communications
Thanks to John Bartos, HCC Conservation Officer, for bringing this to the club's attention.