White Oak Bayou

White Oak Bayou

Watershed Overview

Drainage Area Watershed Population Open Stream Miles Primary Streams
111 Sq. Miles 464,933 (2020 Census Data) 146 Miles White Oak Bayou
Little White Oak Bayou
Brickhouse Gully
Cole Creek
Vogel Creek

The White Oak Bayou watershed stretches from central to northwest Harris County and includes the City of Jersey Village and portions of the City of Houston. Rainfall within the 111 square miles of the watershed drains to the primary waterway, White Oak Bayou (HCFCD Unit E100-00-00). The bayou flows southeast from its headwaters northwest of FM 1960 to its confluence with Buffalo Bayou (HCFCD Unit W100-00-00) downtown Houston.

There are 146 miles of open waterways in the watershed, including White Oak Bayou and its major tributaries, including Little White Oak Bayou (HCFCD Unit E101-00-00), Brickhouse Gully (HCFCD Unit E115-00-00), Cole Creek (HCFCD Unit E117-00-00) and Vogel Creek (HCFCD Unit E121-00-00). Based on 2010 U.S. Census data, the estimated population of the White Oak Bayou watershed is 433,250. Development in the White Oak Bayou watershed has progressed rapidly and is expected to continue.

Projects In White Oak 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 white oak bayou Watershed