HOUSTON, TEXAS - September 14, 2021 - The Harris County Flood Control District is continuing to actively monitor impacts to bayous and streams from what is now Tropical Storm Nicholas. Rainfall amounts overnight have averaged less than 2.0 inches over northwest Harris County to us much as 5.0-6.0 inches over Clear Creek in the southern portions of the county.
Minor flooding is ongoing along Clear Creek from Bay Area Blvd to Clear Lake due to upstream rainfall run-off and high tides levels in Clear Lake due to storm surge flooding earlier this morning. The creek has crested and water levels are falling.
Update on Bayou Water Levels
As of 10:00 a.m. today, the following Flood Warning System gages are reporting the following water levels and are being carefully monitored:
Out of Banks
Gage 110 Clear Creek @ I-4
Gage 130 Clear Creek @ Bay Area Boulevard
Gage 120 Clear Creek @ FM 528
Gage 125 Chigger Creek @ Windsong Lane
Gage 140 Turkey Creek @ FM 1959
Gage 170 Clear Creek @ Nassau Bay
Gage 200 Taylor Lake @ Nasa Road 1
Gage 210 Armand Bayou @ Pasadena Lake (Nasa Road 1)
Gage 220 Armand Bayou @ Genoa-Red Bluff Road
Gage 245 Armand Bayou @ Space Center Boulevard
Gage 610 Taylors Bayou @ Shoreacres Boulevard
Gage 710 San Jacinto River @ Rio Villa
To learn more about flood gages and to monitor water levels near you, visit our Flood Warning System.
The flood operations team will continue to monitor the above areas and check the Flood Warning system gages for rainfall amounts and water levels in bayous and creeks. The team coordinates with local, regional, and federal partners on the response and forecast of both heavy rainfall and potential flooding.
The Flood Control District encourages residents to take the following precautions when heavy rainfall and potential flooding is expected:
Create an account and sign up for rainfall and water level alerts at fwsalerts.org. FWS Alerts allow residents to customize the sensors they receive alerts from and choose to receive them via text, email, or both.
Visit hcfcd.org/stormready for information and resources on storm preparedness.
Refrain from discarding debris in areas bayous, streams and ditches. Debris should be put in trash bins and then brought inside into garages or backyards, away from drainage ditches and storm sewers.
Carry flood insurance. Residents should contact their insurance agent for more information about purchasing flood insurance or visit the National Flood Insurance Program or call 1-888-379-9531. Please keep in mind that new insurance policies take 30 days to go into effect.
ABOUT THE HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT
The Harris County Flood Control District provides flood damage reduction projects that work, with the 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. For more information about the Flood Control District, visit HCFCD.ORG or follow us @HCFCD on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest #HCFCDnews.