Officials: Buffalo Bayou rising from reservoir stormwater release

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The high waters could remain for weeks, officials say

Officials at the Harris County Flood Control District say as a result of stormwater releases at two reservoirs, Buffalo Bayou is gradually increasing.

A Flood Warning is still in effect for the areas in and around the Addicks and Barker reservoirs in northwest Harris County.

The good news, however, is the water levels on Buffalo Bayou remain below that of the post-storm water flow seen at the beginning of the week.

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Several main streets are closed due to high water and it could be that way for weeks. They're all along and through the reservoir.

Kim Jackson at HCFCD says Addicks Reservoir is at its peak pool level from the past rainfall, but should lower slowly with the release of water into Buffalo Bayou. Both of the reservoirs are expected to crest over the next couple of days.

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Nearby roads, including Highway 6, are expected to remain underwater for at least four weeks.

Drivers should plan ahead for their commute, including what alternates they should take come Monday.

Jackson also says high water is being reported in some streets of the Bear Creek Village subdivision.

Harris County residents whose homes have flooded are encouraged to report the damage to the county at or by calling 713-684-4000.

We're following this story on Eyewitness News. Watch for updates on air, online and on our mobile news app.

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