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Last Modified: 06/05/2020 05:25 PM

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BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 7:30 PM

BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 7:30 PM

With rains pushed off into the Gulf of Mexico, Harris County bayous, creeks and tributaries continue to respond to the runoff from the overnight storms.

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BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 5:30 AM

BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 5:30 AM

With light to moderate rainfall gradually coming to an end early Friday morning, Harris County's bayous, creeks and tributaries are continuing to respond to the runoff from overnight storms.

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BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 10:30PM

BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 10:30PM

The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Operations Team continues to monitor heavy rainfall in east and central Harris County averaging 3-5 inches along I-10 to I-610. There is high water and street flooding in several areas throughout the county and flooding may have impacted some homes along Halls Bayou and Buffalo Bayou tributaries along Buttermilk Creek and Briar Branch.

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BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 12:30 AM

BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 12:30 AM

Persistent rainfall amounts of 3-5 inches resulted in overbank flooding and near bankfull conditions across Harris County early Friday morning. The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Operations team is continuing to monitor rainfall rates and bayou levels through the night at the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding Threat Continuing Through Saturday

Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding Threat Continuing Through Saturday

Overnight heavy and persistent rain occurred over Northeast Harris County resulting in flash flooding in parts of Kingwood and neighboring communities. Additionally, heavy rains of 4-6 inches occurred from Missouri City to La Porte and Deer Park. Rainfall exceeded projected averages resulting in amounts of 7-9 inches, which caused high water and street flooding. Bayou and creek levels remain high, but most - including Keegans Bayou, Brays Bayou, Armand Bayou, and Clear Creek – have crested and are receding from last night’s rainfall. Only one remains out of banks – the San Jacinto River below Lake Houston at US 90 and Rio Villa Drive.

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Harris County Flood Control District Monitoring Threat of Heavy Rainfall This Week

Harris County Flood Control District Monitoring Threat of Heavy Rainfall This Week

The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) is monitoring rainfall trends, as well as measured rainfall amounts and water levels in bayous and creeks, as this week’s rain event progresses.

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Harris County Flood Control District Receives Grant Award Letter To Update The Flood Warning System Website

Harris County Flood Control District Receives Grant Award Letter To Update The Flood Warning System Website

The Harris County Commissioners Court approved a State Award letter to allow the Harris County Flood Control District to begin work to construct a new public Flood Warning System Website. The new website will include enhanced functionality and viewing capabilities, updated and modernized graphics, and features that allow residents to sign up for specific information to be delivered via e-mail, text message, and automated calls. Additionally, critical mapping features such as channel status and near real time inundation mapping will be built in more prominent locations of the new website to maximize user interaction. The new website will take a more regional approach, allowing residents in nearby counties to easily view rainfall and water level information for their respective jurisdictions where available.

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Construction to Begin on Project Creating Additional Linear Stormwater Detention Along Buffalo Bayou

Construction to Begin on Project Creating Additional Linear Stormwater Detention Along Buffalo Bayou

The Harris County Flood Control District is scheduled to begin construction in early April on a project to add linear stormwater detention along the south bank of Buffalo Bayou within Terry Hershey Park, between Eldridge Parkway and Dairy Ashford Road. Notification signs about the upcoming construction and related temporary park closures went up March 19 in the project area.

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Harris County Flood Control District's Communications Department staff is available to help members of the media find answers to questions about the Harris County Flood Control District, including our plans, projects, and programs. It is very important that we know the subject of your interview, questions you would like answered, your deadline and where you can be contacted. 


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