Press Room

May 10, 2019 7:30:54 PM CST

BAYOU AND CREEK UPDATE AS OF 7:30 PM

With rains pushed off into the Gulf of Mexico, Harris County bayous, creeks and tributaries continue to respond to the runoff from the overnight storms.  
Over the past two days, rainfall amounts averaging 3-6 inches resulted in overbank flooding and near bankfull conditions across Harris County. All but two bayous have receded back within their banks with the exception of Clear Creek and Little Cypress Creek. An update on bayous and creeks are as follows (as of 7:30 p.m.):
Out of banks:
. Clear Creek at Bay Area Boulevard
. Little Cypress Creek at Becker Road
Near bankfull:
  • Armand Bayou at Genoa-Red Bluff Road
  • Cedar Bayou at US-90 and FM 1942
  • Lake Houston at FM 1960
  • San Jacinto River at US-59, US-90, and Rio Villa Drive
  • Upper Spring Creek at Hegar Road
All other Harris County bayous and creeks are responding and remain within banks. 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.