Press Room

May 09, 2019 10:30:52 PM CST

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. 

Several bayous are near the top of banks, while Buttermilk Creek has overtopped its banks. 

The following are near bankfull:

  • - Briar Branch at Campbell Road
  • - Brickhouse Gully at Hollister and Costa Rica Road
  • - Halls Bayou at Airline Drive
  • - Little White Oak Bayou at Tidwell Road
  • - South Mayde at Greenhouse Road
  • - Tributary of Greens Bayou at Aldine Westfield Road
  • - Upper end of Little Cypress Creek at Becker Road

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

Widespread street flooding continues across Harris County. Please check the Houston Transtar website at http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/roadclosures/#highwater for a list of locations. Rainfall and bayou water levels can be monitored on the Harris County Regional Flood Warning System website (desktop and mobile versions) at: harriscountyfws.org. Be sure to also follow us on Twitter @HCFCD for updates.

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.