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Saving the Bayou City Proposed Solution

Hurricane Harvey Before and After

UPDATE: On This Day: August 27, 2017. So many of our public parks & green areas in the heart of the Downtown Metropolitan Houston area along Memorial Drive & Allen Parkway line the banks of Buffalo Bayou.

The site of our biggest City-wide celebrations: Fourth of July, the Art Car Parade, Thanksgiving Parade & on & on & on has seen some of the worst of the worst flooding during Hurricane Harvey.

Major corporations leading into the heart of Houston’s Business District, including our own Channel 11 studios: submerged.


The green area in this inundation map highlights Memorial Park showing before & after water levels of Buffalo Bayou. The map doesn’t show where Buffalo Bayou ends, but I can tell you it goes wayyyyy out West past Piney Point Village (behind where I now live) down the I-10 Corridor on the Katy Freeway atleast as far as Town & Country. (maybe farther)

Piney Point Village – three streets behind where I live now:


Map of Buffalo Bayou Flood District:


This picture of my children & I in 1996 when my son was born, clearly shows my fishing pier & bulkhead I built from scratch in Dickinson, Texas.

Dickinson Coverage of Hurricane Harvey, Day One: