Projects

We are constantly striving to improve the quality of life within the boundaries of the Irving Flood Control District by maintaining and improving the infrastructure and working elements of flood control. View our current projects below for more details.

Valley Ranch Intake Sump Erosion Control

The Valley Ranch Intake Sump Erosion Control Project is underway to address the effects of weather, erosion and the unstable soils of North Texas on the sump located along Valley Ranch Parkway near Ranch Trail. The sump collects water from throughout the IFCD 3 system and passes it to the pump station and sluice gates to maintain proper system water levels. The repair involves draining water out of a portion of the sump through the use of a temporary dam and pumping equipment. The work also includes the installation of a wall below normal water level, erosion control matting and shoreline aquatic plantings in order to further protect the shoreline from erosion. Once work has been completed, the dam and equipment will be removed and water levels in the sump restored to normal levels. If we have a relatively rain-free summer, IFCD 3 expects all work to be complete by this December.

To facilitate the project, the operations team has specifically posted this lowered area of the sump as a no trespassing area and added temporary fencing to further discourage entrance into the work area. Additionally, with the lowering of the sump level, areas of standing water have resulted. The District has requested assistance from the City of Irving to treat this dewatered area for mosquitoes. Between these activities and the actual maintenance work, you can expect to see various levels of work throughout the year, ensuring that the community’s investment in flood control is kept in good working condition.

Valley Ranch Sump Slope Repair

Both the gravity and cantilever walls have been installed. This project is approximately 40 percent complete and work is expected to finish in September.

Valley Ranch Intake Sump Dredging

Dredging operations are underway at the Valley Ranch Intake Sump. We expect to remove more than 2000 cubic yards of silt from the waterway.

Water Circle Canal Wall Repair

The permanent repairs to the canal wall are scheduled for later this year and our staff will make any needed temporary repairs in the meantime. We are keeping the area fenced off for safety.

Water Circle Canal Dredging

An upcoming dredging project in the Water Circle Canal is expected to remove nearly 10,000 cubic yards of silt from the waterway. Work will begin in late 2018 and continue into 2019.

Cowboys Canal Erosion Control Wall Extension

Work on the extension of the Cowboys Canal Erosion Control Wall is underway and is approximately 25 percent complete. This project is scheduled to be completed by mid-November.