The Harris County Flood Control District is starting a $101,500 project to remove silt, debris and other matter from the Bering Ditch, a north-south concrete channel from Fairdale Lane (north of Richmond Avenue) south to Windswept Lane, between Hillcroft Avenue and Chimney Rock Road, in the TIRZ 1 and the St. George’s Place Revitalization Authority boundaries.

The project is expected to conclude in early December and will also include repairs to the concrete channel.

The ”de-silting” operation is designed to move rainwater out of the area more quickly to avoid potential flooding.

TIRZ 1 staff and the Bayou Preservation Association are among the personnel who have consulted with the Flood Control District about the project.