League City is moving forward with a series of projects to de-snag Magnolia Creek, Newport Ditch, Cedar Gully, and Landing Ditch Creek in an effort to assist with drainage issues into the Clear Creek Watershed. De-snagging is a method which clears some vegetation and other obstructions from along the banks of a creek.
In January 2019, League City hired an engineering firm to determine whether improvements to the four tributaries could help with drainage issues into the Clear Creek Watershed. Over 17 percent of League City homes and commercial developments drain into the four tributaries. The firm determined a de-snagging project could increase the capacity of Magnolia Creek and Newport Ditch by more than 50 percent and Cedar Gully and Landing Ditch by more than 30 percent. City Council in September 2019 approved a design contract for the project.
On October 3, League City hosted a public meeting for residents to learn more about the projects which would de-snag a total of more than 18,960 feet of channel and increase the capacity of the tributaries by as much as 29,000 gallons per second. To see a copy of the presentation, click here. For a video of the public meeting, click here.
After the designs for the four projects are completed and approved, and the City receives the proper permits, construction is expected to begin in 2021 and last 12 to 15 months. Funding for the projects will come through the City’s Capital Improvement Plan budget.