The retreat of floodwaters has revealed the extent of the silt that Harvey-triggered flooding deposited along Buffalo Bayou. A beachgoing reader sends Swamplot these pics of the new dust-colored landscapes that have taken shape along Buffalo Bayou Park and adjacent former green spaces.
The silt-covered bench shown above sits across Buffalo Bayou from the Houston Police Officers Memorial, near Glenwood Cemetery. Here’s a view from further back:
Here’s the footbridge that leads to the memorial:
And the re-colored zone around the memorial itself:
Here’s the view looking across to KHOU’s damaged studios:
Along Buffalo Bayou near Taft St.:
And in nearby Spotts Park:
Skidsteer loaders are already at work clearing the deposits, but there’s a lot of silt to move.
Photos: Swamplot inbox