The Harris County Flood Control District warned residents in a Jan. 24 news release of the possibility for low-level flooding from continued storms in the area as well as upstream runoff.

The conditions

As storms have moved through the Greater Houston area, the HCFCD is requesting residents stay vigilant of potential flooding conditions and upstream runoff as another round of rain throughout the day is expected to keep water levels rising.

According to the release, the biggest areas of concern are:
  • Upper Spring Creek to upstream of Hwy. 249
  • Upper Cypress Creek upstream of Sharp Road
  • Upper Little Cypress Creek along Becker Road
The Humble area could also experience flooding due to high water levels in Lake Creek and the west fork of the San Jacinto River. This warning could last up to 48 hours, per the release.

What they’re saying

"All other creeks and bayous are within their banks, but they may experience rising water levels throughout the day as rainfall continues to affect the area,” the release reads. “The Flood Operations Team is continuing to monitor rainfall trends, assessing the Flood Control District’s network of gauges that measures rainfall amounts and water levels in bayous and creeks.”

Stay tuned

Residents can monitor water levels near their area with the Harris County Flood Warning System. Residents can also monitor the levels and dam releases for Lake Houston and Lake Conroe at their respective sites.