Courtesy of Harris County Flood Control
Buffalo Bayou is doing just fine in the wake of the Memorial Day floods, according to the opponents of the Memorial Park Demonstration Project.
The Memorial Park Demonstration project seeks to reroute and reshape a section of Buffalo Bayou that runs through Memorial Park and the River Oaks Golf Course. Harris County Flood Control officials put a $6 million price tag on the Memorial Park Demonstration Project. The City of Houston, the River Oaks Country Club and Harris County Flood Control have each chipped in $2 million.
The last heavy rains finished running down Buffalo Bayou last week and Tom Helm, a geologist and part-time river guide who has examined the waterway frequently since the floods, says the bayou held up admirably while more water than ever before – a rate of 3,000 cubic feet per second – was released from the reservoir.