High water level in Barker Reservoir
|The Buffalo Bayou flow-control gate is shut to hold back the water|
behind Barker Dam - even the dam art (can't call it street art in that environs) is submerged .
The water level in the West Houston reservoir is higher than it has been in other major rain events in recent years.
|The dry side of Barker Dam that face East toward the city near Briar Forest.|
The No-Boating prohibition most logically applies to the canal that flows North outside the dam toward Buffalo Bayou
|US Army Corps of Engineers Barker Reservoir Marker|
|View from the top of the gravel dam road looking at the flow control structure just inside the dam that allows|
the for controlled release of the water that flows into and out of Barker reservoir (or, as now, shut-off).
|This is what the landscape looks like inside the dam. It is dry most of the year.|
|A cattle egret|
|Southbound on the Barker Dam Road - segment between Buffalo Bayou exit point with flood gate|
and ramp over the dam at Briar Forest / former Noble Road that continues into the reservoir as Noble Road Trail
|Noble Road Trail (link to gallery of pics in normal condition) now completely under water and impassable|
Trails in George Bush Park submerged
|A white egret with showy plumes on the banks of the channel downstream from|
the outlet structure