How to check bayou levels in Harris County during heavy rainfall

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- If you live near a creek or bayou, it's important to keep tabs on the water levels when severe weather strikes.

The Harris County Flood Control District says the following are out of their banks:
Armand Bayou at Genoa-Red Bluff Road
Little Cypress Creek at Becker Road
Halls Bayou at Airline Drive
Hunting Bayou at I-10

The district said these bayous, creeks and tributaries are near bankfull:
Armand Bayou at Pasadena Lake (NASA Road 1)
Beamer Ditch at Hughes Road
Buffalo Bayou at Milam Street
Clear Creek at Pearland Parkway
Garners Bayou at Beltway 8
Greens Bayou at US-59
Hunting Bayou at Lockwood Drive
San Jacinto River at US-59
Spring Creek at Hegar Road
South Mayde at Greenhouse Road
Tributary of Greens Bayou at Aldine Westfield Road
Turkey Creek at FM 1959
White Oak Bayou at Heights Boulevard
Willow Spring Bayou at Fairmont Parkway
Willow Water Hole at Landsdowne Drive

Check bayou and rainfall levels in your neighborhood

The Harris County Flood Control District has online tools to help you monitor the situation near you in real-time.

Rainfall Total Map - This tool allows you to check the rainfall totals for varying amounts of time, from 15 minutes to two days.

Bayou Flood Gauge - Residents can track water levels in creeks and bayous around the greater Houston area, not restricted to Harris County. The waterways are equipped with dozens of sensors that are capable of tracking water levels in near-real time.

The tool also has a record of water levels during historical storms (think Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 and the Tax Day and Memorial Day floods) to help residents gauge how high the water really is.

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