Stormwater from Reservoirs

Officials Working to Develop Reservoir to Mitigate Future Floods

Mayor Chuck Brawner, U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul, state Rep. Mike Schofield, and U.S. Army Col. Lars Zetterstrom (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Federal, state, and local officials know some things take time to get done. But U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul said time was “not on our side” when it comes to developing a Cypress Creek reservoir to mitigate future flooding after Hurricane Harvey. At a Friday news conference at Katy City Hall, McCaul, Mayor Chuck Brawner, state Rep. Mike Schofield, and Col. Lars Zetterstrom of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spoke about plans […]

Stormwater Releases From Reservoirs Will Keep Buffalo Bayou Levels Higher Than Normal

With a period of dry weather forecast for the Houston region, stormwater is being released from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs at a controlled rate by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers into Buffalo Bayou.  This is the normal operating procedure for the reservoirs.  Releases will continue until the reservoirs are empty, which will be for an extended period of time given the large volume of water in the reservoirs. PLEASE NOTE: The water being released from […]