Floodwater Rising and More Rain On the Way
Surprisingly heavy rains in the last week of January 2023 have led to floodwater rising on area streams. As of 1:38 PM on Monday 1/30/23, the National Weather Service predicted minor flooding throughout much of the northern part of the Houston region, including:
- East Fork San Jacinto near New Caney affecting Montgomery, Liberty and Harris Counties.
- Peach Creek at Splendora affecting Montgomery and Harris Counties.
- West Fork San Jacinto near Humble affecting Montgomery and Harris Counties.
- Cypress Creek at Katy-Hockley Road affecting Waller and Harris Counties.
- Menard Creek near Rye affecting Hardin, Polk and Liberty Counties.
One on Top of Another
Jeff Lindner, Harris County Meteorologist, said, “While response on area watersheds in the northern portions of Harris County may seem significant for the amount of rain Sunday, when you combine rainfall from Tuesday and Sunday, totals of 8-11 inches are found over this area. The rainfall combined with saturated soils explain the significant rises on area streams.”
Photos of Flooding from 1/29 and 1/30
Here’s what all that rain looked like on the ground in the Humble/Kingwood Area last night and this morning.
It looks like we’re beginning to see the outlines of a football field and running track at KMS. That’s the one bright spot in all of these bleak shots. And to think, a few months ago, we were worried about drought.
“Plays Well With Others”
Remember that box on kindergarten report cards – “Plays Well with Others”? These last few photos dramatize the need for developers and their contractors to play by the rules. Most do. But some don’t. These last few shots show how to make a bad situation worse.
Contractors sloped the land toward a neighbor’s property and have yet to build detention ponds. They have flooded the neighbor four times now in two months and have not done anything to correct the problem…at least nothing that has worked.
Ain’t Over Yet
January, February and March are normally our three driest months. But not this year. It looks like we will get 2-3X the normal monthly total.
And more rain is on the way. NWS predicts heavy rain arriving from the north on Wednesday. They also warn of flash flooding.
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Posted by Bob Rehak on 1/30/2023
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