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BAYOUS AND CREEKS UPDATE AS OF 1:15 PM - AUGUST 30

BAYOUS AND CREEKS UPDATE AS OF 1:15 PM - AUGUST 30

The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Operations team continues to monitor this life-threatening flooding event in progress over Harris County. Rainfall has mostly ended, but widespread house flooding in the thousands is underway across Harris County. This includes neighborhoods adjacent to Addicks and Barker reservoirs and along Buffalo Bayou, which have been impacted by historic releases from the reservoir outlets.

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CONTROLLED RELEASES ON ADDICKS AND BARKER RESERVOIR INCREASE FLOODING THREAT ALONG BUFFALO BAYOU - August 29

CONTROLLED RELEASES ON ADDICKS AND BARKER RESERVOIR INCREASE FLOODING THREAT ALONG BUFFALO BAYOU - August 29

Higher-than-normal controlled releases will continue from the reservoirs into Buffalo Bayou as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works to lower water levels in both flood control facilities in west Harris County. The Corps is monitoring the impact of the stormwater releases in order to minimize the risk of flooding both above and below the dams.

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CONTROLLED RELEASES ON ADDICKS AND BARKER RESERVOIR INCREASE FLOODING THREAT ALONG BUFFALO BAYOU

CONTROLLED RELEASES ON ADDICKS AND BARKER RESERVOIR INCREASE FLOODING THREAT ALONG BUFFALO BAYOU

Higher-than-normal controlled releases will continue from the reservoirs into Buffalo Bayou as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works to lower water levels in both flood control facilities in west Harris County. The Corps is monitoring the impact of the stormwater releases in order to minimize the risk of flooding both above and below the dams.

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FLOODING ONGOING ON SAN JACINTO RIVER; RECORDS MAY REACH 1994 LEVELS

FLOODING ONGOING ON SAN JACINTO RIVER; RECORDS MAY REACH 1994 LEVELS

Record and near-record rainfall this weekend in conjunction with Hurricane Harvey has led to unprecedented watershed rises across Harris County. Waterways are still running high throughout north Harris County; and neighborhoods and roads along the San Jacinto River basin are flooding. These conditions are expected to continue throughout week.

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STORMWATER RISING INTO NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR ADDICKS, BARKER RESERVOIRS IN WEST HARRIS COUNTY

STORMWATER RISING INTO NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR ADDICKS, BARKER RESERVOIRS IN WEST HARRIS COUNTY

Record and near-record rainfall this weekend in conjunction with Hurricane Harvey has led to unprecedented rises in the Addicks and Barker reservoirs in west Harris and Fort Bend counties.

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BAYOUS AND CREEKS UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 27 630 AM

BAYOUS AND CREEKS UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 27 630 AM

The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Operations team continues to monitor this extremely dangerous and life-threatening flash flood event still in progress over much of Harris County. Heavy rainfall continues across Harris County, with totals of more than 20 inches in some areas of southeast Harris County and 8-14 inches over much of the rest.

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BAYOUS AND CREEKS UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 27 1:30 AM

BAYOUS AND CREEKS UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 27 1:30 AM

The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Operations team continues to monitor this extremely dangerous and life-threatening flash flood event still in progress over much of southeast Harris County. Rainfall across Harris County has continued to intensify, with rainfall totals in the last three to six hours that have greatly exceeded our 500-year rainfall levels.

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BAYOUS AND CREEKS UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 26 - 2 PM

BAYOUS AND CREEKS UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 26 - 2 PM

The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Operations team is actively monitoring rainfall trends, as well as measured rainfall amounts and water levels in bayous and creeks. Rainfall amounts have averaged four to five inches in the last 12 hours across Harris County. The break in the rain is helping area channels recede. Average rainfall in the last three hours is less than one inch in Harris County. 

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