League City installs 6 flood gauges in Clear Creek, Dickinson Bayou watersheds

The flood gauges will help monitor rainfall and stream levels in specific areas during heavy-rainfall events. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
The flood gauges will help monitor rainfall and stream levels in specific areas during heavy-rainfall events. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The flood gauges will help monitor rainfall and stream levels in specific areas during heavy-rainfall events. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

In preparation for the 2021 hurricane season, six new flood gauges were placed in League City this week.

Three of the six gauges are in the Clear Creek watershed, and three are in the Dickinson Bayou watershed, according to a May 10 League City news briefing. All gauges were installed and should be added to the Harris County Flood Warning System website May 14, League City officials said via email.


Hurricane season will start June 1 and end Nov. 30. These new flood gauges will help monitor rainfall and stream levels in specific areas during heavy-rainfall events.

The gauges are at the following locations:

  • Bay Area Boulevard at Magnolia Creek

  • FM 518 at Landing Ditch (near to Landing Blvd)

  • Borden Gully Drive/Hughes Lane at Borden Gully

  • FM 646 at Benson Bayou

  • Egret Bay Boulevard at Clear Creek

  • FM 646 at Gum Bayou


More specifics on the location of each gauge can be found here. Data from the gauges will be published on www.harriscountyfws.org so residents can track water levels during periods of high rainfall.
By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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