The final page of the Harris County Flood Control District’s final report on Hurricane Harvey includes the map above, with orange indicating where bayous, rivers, creeks, and gullies set new high water marks between August 25 and 29. Aside from Sims Bayou and a handful of smaller waterways, every other liquid landmark in the county outdid itself along some portion during the storm. Several — such as Cypress Creek and Carpenters Bayou (shown in detail above) — set new flood records along their entire lengths.
Less distinguished are White Oak and Little White Oak bayous, which broke records along only tiny stretches near Buffalo Bayou:
Not that they didn’t still rise high in other parts:
On the second to last page of this week’s report, a more detailed and colorful graphic spells out the unlikelihood that the each stretch of waterway would flood as much it did during the storm:
- Hurricane Harvey [Harris County Flood Control District]