Natural Stable Channel Design

Harris County Flood Control District, White Oak Bayou

Prime Consultant for the Design of HCFCD 125-00-00-X07

  • Natural Stable Channel Design (NSCD) for 3,600 ft of channel is┬ábeing accomplished by performing
    • Geomorphic stream conditions assessments, and the watershed characterization
    • Flow analysis, and detailed study of the terrain where erosion failures are evident
    • Geotech assessments for consolidation, rapid drawdown, and slope stability for the design flows
    • Traditional Riprap design for stabilizing the upper banks of the Natural Stable Channel sections.
    • Low-Impact-Design using Bio-Stabilization technique and earth reinforcement with geo-grid in┬áthe upstream stretch
  • Existing ROW and the encroachments are being addressed to optimize the channel configuration