Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBC LID #2)

FBC LID #2 is responsible for providing flood protection and storm water management services for major portions of the City of Sugar Land in Fort Bend County, Texas. The area protected is outlined in yellow in the graphic below.

   

Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 is one of 17 levee districts (highlighted in red) in Fort Bend County. Several of the districts with exposure along the Brazos River joined together in 2007 to create a shared perimeter levee that allowed them to quickly address the requirements of FEMA to meet accredtation requriements for protection from a 100 year flood event (1% chance of a flood in a year). Fort Bend floodplain areas are shaded in blue.

 

Electric power hoists allow for rapid closing of "Flap gate" structures located at two pump stations in the event high water causes backflow from Ditch H and prevents gravity flow of water from inside the levee into Ditch H outflow to the Brazos River. 

 


 

 

FBC LID #2 Facts

  • Protects over $4 billion of property and assets in Sugar Land, including major portions of First Colony, the Sugar Land Town Square, multiple hospitals, major retail centers and businesses, as well as critical transportation arteries.
  • One of 7 water related districts in Texas that has been awarded a bond rating of AA which indicates a strong financial base and reduces the bond interest for issuance of bonds to fund operations.
  • Tax rates have been consistently reduced since the creation of FBC LID #2 and the current tax rate to residents and businesses for bond debt is 13.4 cents per $100 of property valuation in 2010, one of lowest LID tax rates in Fort Bend County.
  • FBC LID #2 joined with other Fort Bend County Levee Improvement Districts in 2008 to create a "perimeter" levee which met then current FEMA standards for certification of providing 100-year flood protection to the area inside the levee.
  • FBC LID #2 met 500-year flood protection standards as of March, 2009.

 

FBC LID #2 manages its operations related to water quality and environmental standards in accordance with standards set by the State of Texas and Federal government agencies

 

"Flap gates" are located strategically within the levee system to allow water from inside the levee to flow out to the Brazos River. The gates can be closed to prevent high water from backing up into the area protected by the levee system.