Cypress Creek and Spring Creek levels falling slowly in Spring and Klein

Water in Cypress Creek was almost level with the Stuebner Airline Road bridge on Tuesday.

Water in Cypress Creek was almost level with the Stuebner Airline Road bridge on Tuesday.


Water levels in Cypress Creek and Spring Creek were beginning to recede Tuesday afternoon as rainfall slowed, according to information from the Harris County Flood Warning System website and the National Weather Service.

Cypress Creek at Stuebner Airline Road—a central location in the Spring and Klein area—reached 113.51 feet just before 8 p.m. Monday night. It hovered at around 112 feet on Tuesday afternoon.

During the Tax Day flood in April 2016, the creek elevation at the same point reached 110.30 feet, according to county statistics. The highest previous recorded level was 110.74 feet in 1949.

A 500-year flood—which is a flood with a 0.2 percent chance of occurring in any given year— would occur at an elevation of 112.30 feet.

 



 

Spring Creek reached an elevation of 111.45 feet on Monday night, and had receded to 108.3 feet as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The flood level at that location was not expected to fall below flood levels until Friday, according to NWS projections.

The highest flood level recorded at the same site by NWS was 111.6 feet in 1994. The creek reached an elevation of 108.15 feet in the May 2016 flooding event.

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By Vanessa Holt

A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of the paper in March 2017.


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