USACE Progressing on Flood Wall Piers
The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have completed 66 flood wall piers in the Henderson Street and White Settlement corridor. These piers are part of the future flood wall in the bypass channel which will begin construction in 2018. The piers were constructed during this phase because it is both cheaper and faster to build them before bypass channel construction begins.
The bypass channel will be a 1.5 mile, 300-foot wide channel which will redirect flood waters around the 800-acres of the low lying area to the north of Downtown. The channel will have three flood gates which will be installed at the portions of the river where the bypass channel and the original river intersect. These gates will remain open at most times but can be shut during high water events – forcing water through the bypass channel.