The Mykawa Drainage Improvement project includes the installation of a double row of 4′ x 10′ RCB that will enclose the current ditch to the west of Mykawa from Cherry Street to Orange Street. The project also includes the construction of two separate detention mitigation ponds for the proposed improvements, the land for these two ponds has already been axquired as part of this project and is included in the scope of the project. One pond is located adjacent to the BDD4 complex and the other is located north of Oranage Street, generally between the railroad tracks and SH 35.
This project is part of the Texas Water Development Board grant program 75/25 local match agreement. The District was awarded the grant to enclose the ditch with reinforced concrete boxes and to construct mitigation ponds associated with the project. The goal of these improvements is to provide flood relief to the surrounding area and localized flooding which includes the neighborhoods of Willowcrest and Willowick.