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File #: 21-5399    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Award Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/4/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval of an agreement with J.M. Torres and Associates, LLC, in the amount of $350,000, for engineering services to provide a feasibility study of the Sims Bayou tributary HCFCD Unit C124-00-00. (Sims Bayou Watershed, Bond ID F-93, Project ID C124-00-00-P001, Agreement No. 2022-45, Precinct 1).
Attachments: 1. 21-5399 AGMT JM TORRES 2022-45 PCT 1 backup
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Department: Flood Control District
Department Head/Elected Official: Alan R. Black, P.E., Interim Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Contract - Award

Project ID (if applicable): C124-00-00-P001
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): J.M. Torres and Associates, LLC
MWDBE Participation (if applicable):

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of an agreement with J.M. Torres and Associates, LLC, in the amount of $350,000, for engineering services to provide a feasibility study of the Sims Bayou tributary HCFCD Unit C124-00-00. (Sims Bayou Watershed, Bond ID F-93, Project ID C124-00-00-P001, Agreement No. 2022-45, Precinct 1).
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Background and Discussion:
The area that drains to HCFCD Unit C124-00-00 is characterized by a mix of curb and gutter streets within the neighborhoods and roadside ditch throughout the light industrial/undeveloped areas. Occurrences of adverse sheet flow in extreme events causes structural flooding. Approximately 200 homes flooded during Hurricane Harvey and a single house was damaged during Halloween 2015. There are also approximately 40 houses with repetitive losses. The study will include investigation of internal drainage issues, issues related to channel capacity along C124-00-00, and potential flooding risk associated with adverse sheet flow.

Expected Impact:
This feasibility study will enable a thorough understanding of existing flooding concerns and related issues and to identify causes of flooding to recommend solutions that can move to a Preliminary Engineering Report for further development and implementation which will reduce flooding and progress toward achieving the objectives of the 2018 bond.

Alternative Options:
No action will leave the pre-allocated 2018 bond funds for this particular sub-watershed unspent and the identified flooding problems unaddressed in this area and will hinder the timely and effective implementation of 2018 bond objective...

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