Levee failure repaired in Liberty

Employees with the City of Liberty’s Street and Drainage Department around 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, discovered a slope failure on the Main B Levee 400 feet east of Bowie St., according to a press release from the city.

“The failure occurred at an outfall pipe from the detention pond adjacent to Bowie Street to the Trinity River side of the levee. The failure resulted in the separation in the outfall pipe and allowed river water to travel upstream into the detention facility,” the statement reads.

“City crews, with the assistance of a local contractor, temporarily repaired the slope failure by backfilling the area with dirt and concrete rip rap. Upon completion of this work, the flow of water from the river side of the levee into the detention pond was stopped,” the statement continues.

City of Liberty personnel will continue to monitor the location until permanent repairs are completed.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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