Flood warning for Addicks reservoir

- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ADDICKS AND BARKER RESERVOIRS IN WEST HOUSTON ARE RISING; WATER COULD IMPACT ADJACENT COMMUNITIES

Residents in Neighborhoods on Reservoirs' Perimeter Should Make Flood Preparations

Extreme rainfall in northwest Harris County this week has led to significant rises in the Addicks and Barker reservoirs in west Harris County. As water levels rise in the reservoirs, roadways that run through them have gone underwater, and neighborhoods immediately adjacent to the reservoirs' western and northern boundaries could see rising water in streets and possibly homes.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns and operates the reservoirs and dam structures.

Residents in the Bear Creek Village neighborhood immediately adjacent to the Addicks Reservoir; and in all subdivisions along Barker Reservoir, are urged to remain alert and take precautionary measures.

Both reservoirs' water levels continue to rise from ongoing drainage from areas located north and west of the structures. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials expect these levels to continue to rise throughout the week, even if the rain stops.

Residents are encouraged to monitor local media closely for weather and road conditions updates. Evacuation information will be provided by the Harris and/or Fort Bend counties Office of Emergency Management.

 

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