Hydraulic Study & Pump Station Design
LAN modified the existing conditions hydraulic model of the Clute-Lake Jackson Channel to evaluate various improvements to the Clute-Lake Jackson and East Levee pump stations, the two largest in the Velasco Drainage District.
Multiple alternatives were modeled to develop the most effective combination of improvements at two stormwater pump stations. A matrix of the various improvement alternatives was constructed to help identify the alternative with the most benefit using available funds.
The final recommendation included four additional pumps in a pump station house adjacent to the Clute-Lake Jackson Pump Station, two additional pumps at the East Levee Pump Station, and integrating an off-line regional detention facility adjacent to the Clute-Lake Jackson Channel. Designs included new hurricane-proof pump stations for manual operations. The Clute-Lake Jackson Pump Station was expanded to handle 1.8 million gallons per minute (gpm) and the East Levee Pump Station to 1.3 million gpm using diesel driver, vertical turbine pumps.
At a glance
Six 1,500-Hp, turbocharged diesel engines
Six 260,000-gpm vertical axial flow pumps with 96-inch discharge
Six heavy-duty, right-angle gear boxes with reducers
3.1 million gpm total capacity
Reduced flooding potential in 15,000-acre leveed watershed
Retaining walls used 4-foot thick slabs
Multiple alternatives were modeled to develop the most effective combination of improvements at each pump station
Integrated an off-line regional detention facility to supplement pumping capacity
A discharge structure was designed for each pump station to control the outfall flow and prevent excessive channel erosion
Manned pump station equipped to operate and house staff during hurricanes
Construction Mgmt & Inspection
Pipeline Design, Assessment & Rehab
Planning & Modeling
"LAN brought their multi-disciplined expertise in architectural design, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering to deliver plans and specifications meeting current codes and standards that closely matched the existing buildings and equipment... LAN's successful completion of improvements to the Clute Lake Jackson Watershed delivered a cost effective solution to the citizens of the Brazosport area and within the budget of Velasco Drainage District's taxpayers."
Angleton was founded in 1890 near the center of Brazoria County and named for the wife of the general manager of the Velasco Terminal Railway
Many of the events leading to the Texas Revolution developed in Brazoria County and the town of West Columbia served as the first capital of Texas.