The Past and Future of Greens Bayou: How Can We Reduce Flooding?
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Greens Bayou covers portions of the cities of Houston and Humble, Texas; it encompasses 12 square miles and is cramped by the Hardy Toll Road to the east, Rankin Road to the north, Veteran’s Memorial to the west road to the south. The flow of Greens Bayou ends at the Houston ship channel. As the district is developing and the population is growing, people are concerned about the flooding that is caused by the Bayou. During Hurricane Harvey many places in the district flooded. Because flooding is something we can’t prevent, but we can reduce it in the future. Factors must be considered when reducing flooding in the future: building basins near the watersheds, using sandbag replacement systems, and not constructing buildings near the watershed.