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December 08, 2018 4:15:34 AM CST

(UPDATE) SEVERAL BAYOUS OUT OF BANKS, OTHER STILL RISING ACROSS HARRIS COUNTY

Persistent rainfall amounts of 5-6 inches resulted in overbank flooding and near bankfull conditions across Harris County continuing into Saturday. There is high water and street flooding in several areas throughout the county and flooding may have impacted some homes along Halls Bayou west of US 59. 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. Harris County’s bayous, creeks and tributaries are continuing to respond to the runoff from heavy rainfall. Several bayous are near the top of banks, while Armand Bayou, Greens Bayou, and Little Cypress Creek join the lower end of South Mayde Creek and Langham Creek in overtopping their banks. Keegans Bayou topped its banks at Roark Road, but has since fallen back within banks. An update on bayous and creeks that Flood Control District officials are watching closely (as of 4 a.m.): The following are out of banks:

  • Armand Bayou at Genoa Red Bluff Road
  • Greens Bayou at US 59
  • Langham Creek at Clay Road
  • Little Cypress Creek at Becker Road
  • Mound Creek at FM 362
  • South Mayde Creek at Greenhouse Road

The following are near bankfull:

  • Cedar Bayou at Highway 90
  • Halls Bayou at Airline Drive
  • Hunting Bayou at I-10
  • Keegans Bayou at Roark Road
  • East Fork San Jacinto at FM 1485
  • West Fork San Jacinto at US 59

All other Harris County bayous and creeks are responding, but remain within banks.


ABOUT THE HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT
The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) provides flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. With more than 1,500 bayous and creeks totaling approximately 2,500 miles in length, the Flood Control District accomplishes its mission by devising flood damage reduction plans, implementing the plans and maintaining the infrastructure.