Barker and Addicks Reservoir Levels Remain Constant

Barker Reservoir spillway during Hurricane Harvey – Metro

HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – The Barker and Addicks Reservoirs are at essentially the same level today (Sunday) as they were 24-hours earlier. Both are at about 88 feet above sea level and out of danger backflowing into any Katy area homes.

Prior to the recent rain storms, the Addicks was at about 70 feet above sea level. As of 5:27 a.m. Sunday it was at 88.41 feet. State Highway 6 would flood at about 96 feet, house flooding would begin if the reservoir reached about 104 feet. Dam operators would likely increase the release of water prior to that happening to offset the danger caused by any future rain. When water is released it heads away from Katy toward west Houston.

The Barker Dam was at about 73 feet above sea level prior to the recent storms. As of 5:19 a.m. Sunday it was at 87.68 feet. House flooding would not begin until water levels reached about 96 feet, but Dam operators would likely increase the flow from the dam to offset reservoir levels prior to that happening.

There is a chance of rain each day through Thursday of this week.

See the graphic below for a visual look at the current levels vs. the levels of danger.

 

 

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