Hunting Bayou

Hunting Bayou

Watershed Overview

Drainage Area Watershed Population Open Stream Miles Primary Streams
30 Sq. Miles 75,627 (2020 Census Data) 45 Miles Hunting Bayou

The Hunting Bayou watershed is located in central Harris County within the city limits of Houston, Galena Park, and Jacinto City. Rainfall within the 31 square miles of the watershed drains to the primary waterway, Hunting Bayou (HCFCD Unit H100-00-00). The bayou flows southeast from its headwaters just east of the Hardy Toll Road to its confluence with the Houston Ship Channel near the City of Galena Park. 

There are 45 miles of open waterways in the watershed, including Hunting Bayou and its major tributaries, such as Turkey Run Gully (HCFCD Unit H102-00-00) and Schramm Gully (HCFCD Unit H112-00-00).

Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, the estimated population of the Hunting Bayou watershed is 75,908. The watershed is highly urbanized with a mixture of residential, commercial and industrial developments. The largest open area is the City of Houston’s Herman Brown Park, which covers approximately 550 acres in the Hunting Bayou watershed and provides recreational amenities and environmental habitat.

Projects In Hunting Bayou Watershed

The Harris County Flood Control District has a significant number of flood damage reduction projects occurring all over Harris County as part of its on-going Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Operations and Maintenance, and the 2018 Bond Program. Click the Project ID on the Map to learn about projects’ details. Some early-stage projects are not highlighted on the map. The map will be updated when projects advance or when more information becomes available.

How Water Flows In The Hunting Bayou Watershed