Monday, November 28, 2016

Barker reservoir outlet repair under way at Dam in West Houston

Water detention and flow-through control enhancements at
one of the West Houston dams that protect Houston from flooding


(or at least mitigate the damage when Buffalo Bayou rises over its banks)  

New Outlet Structures and Cutoff Walls being built at Barker Dam

New Outlet Structures and Cutoff Walls being built at Barker Dam 
(project sign) 


Water flow into Buffalo Bayou is controlled by raising and lowering of the barriers
on the West end of the culverts that traverse the dam 

Landscape inside the reservoir behind the dam in dry conditions 




Dam Road - Looking North toward I-10 

Restricted Area Warning Sign 
Snowy egret on Buffalo Bayou 

Non-street version of street art: Dam Graffiti 

Flow control structure on the west-facing side of Barker Dam 
29°46'10.9"N 95°38'46.7"W
Ramp leading up to the top of the Dam - Trail currently closed 
Great White Egret looking for fish 

Buffalo Bayou at Highway 6 (Briar Hill) downstream from the outlet structure 

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