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Bayou Greenways Post-Flood Update

Extreme rain events last week overwhelmed Houston's bayous, creeks and reservoirs and caused significant flooding throughout the city. Over the next few weeks, Houston Parks Board's Maintenance Team will be clearing debris and silt (fine bits of clay and sand) from the Bayou Greenway trails, as many of them have been affected by the recent flooding:

Brays Bayou Greenway

    - Silt on the trails and greenspaces are the biggest cleanup up issue and will take a couple of weeks to remove.
    - Debris left behind in the railings, on stairs and at the high water mark should be cleaned up by the end of next week.

White Oak Bayou Greenway

    - Debris removal from railings and trees should be cleared by the end of the week.
    - Silt removal should be completed by next week.

Halls Bayou Greenway

    - Minor amount of silt and debris were left on the trail and will be cleaned up by next week.

Buffalo Bayou trails

    - The portion of Buffalo Bayou trails downtown will continue to be affected by bayou overflow as water is slowly released from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs on the upstream end of Buffalo Bayou. Silt and debris removal is anticipated to take a month to clear.
    - For information about Buffalo Bayou Park, click here.


The flooding left many people with damaged cars and residences throughout the city. For information about flood recovery efforts, visit houstonrecovers.org.