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May 09, 2019 11:30:42 PM CST

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. 

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 Little Cypress Creek, Halls Bayou, and Hunting Bayou have overtopped their banks.  An update on bayous and creeks that Flood Control District officials are watching closely (as of 12:30 a.m.): 

The following are out of banks:

  • Armand Bayou at Genoa-Red Bluff Road
  • Little Cypress Creek at Becker Road
  • Halls Bayou at Airline Drive
  • Hunting Bayou at I-10

The following are near bankfull:

  • Armand Bayou at Pasadena Lake (NASA Road 1)
  • Beamer Ditch at Hughes Road
  • Buffalo Bayou at Milam Street
  • Clear Creek at Pearland Parkway
  • Garners Bayou at Beltway 8
  • Greens Bayou at US-59
  • Hunting Bayou at Lockwood Drive
  • San Jacinto River at US-59
  • Spring Creek at Hegar Road
  • South Mayde at Greenhouse Road
  • Tributary of Greens Bayou at Aldine Westfield Road
  • Turkey Creek at FM 1959
  • White Oak Bayou at Heights Boulevard
  • Willow Spring Bayou at Fairmont Parkway
  • Willow Water Hole at Landsdowne Drive

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.