Saving the Bayou City Proposed Solution
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: