JACINTO CITY – The Harris County Flood Control District main drainage channel from Jacinto City to the Ship Channel had major blockage since November 2014, due to a collapse of the concrete liner along the south surface near Holland Avenue.
This drainage channel is known as Turkey Run Gully, emptying into Hunting Bayou to the east, according to local resident Allan Jamail.
This channel reportedly is responsible for draining 75% of the watershed around Jacinto City, and citizens were concerned that if a major hurricane were to hit last year, flooding and water damage would be widespread.
Marvin James, manager with the Harris County Flood Control District, mentioned to the North Channel Star that repairs for the channel had been bid, and were awaiting approval of the Commissioners Court on June 2, 2015.
The contractor, N and Z Contracting, could start work shortly thereafter, according to James. Mr. Jamail termed this a “vital repair” for the safety of all Jacinto City residents, prior to hurricane season.