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1 The Bayous and Case Studies
Brandon Hartley

2 Water Elements Houston Texas contains 22 various types of water elements. These consist of Bayous, Bays, Creeks, Reservoirs, and Rivers. The Elements Addicks Reservoir Armand Bayou Barker Reservoir Brays Bayou Buffalo Bayou Carpenters Bayou Cedar Bayou Cedar Creek Cypress Creek Galveston Bay Greens Bayou Hunting Bayou Jackson Bayou Little Cypress Creek Luce Bayou San Jacinto River Sims Bayou Spring Creek Spring Gully & Goose Creek Vince Bayou White Oak Bayou Willow Creek

3 Current Park Several Parks are located along each water element.
Addicks Resevoir Bear Creek Park Cullen Park *Langham Creek Park *parks under development Armand Bayou Armand Bayou Park Bay Area Park Clear Lake Park Clear Lake Hike & Bike Trails

4 Current Park Several Parks are located along each water element.
Barker Resevoir George Bush Park The Hidden Gardens Park Brays Bayou Arthur Storey Park Braeburn Glen Tennis Park Braeswood Pkwy Park Gus Wortham Park Hermann Park MacGregor Park MacGregor Pkwy Mason Park Spulock Pkwy Park Stein Family Park

5 Current Park Several Parks are located along each water element.
Carpenters Bayou Beltway 8 Sports Park Channelwood Park Cedar Bayou Ceday Bayou Park Cedar Bayou Ceday Bayou Park

6 Current Park Several Parks are located along each water element. ETC….

7 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)
Several projects are planned along the various waterways throughout Houston Texas. Groups have formed to promote these projects in order to not only preserve the Bayous, but also the city itself. The Buffalo Bayou Partnership is one such organization that has taken it upon itself to promote improvements along the Buffalo Bayou. This organization has worked with several consulting firms around the world in order to create projects that will help beautify the bayous as well as respond responsibly to the environment.

8 Current Parks (Buffalo Bayou)
There are currently 14 parks along the Buffalo Bayou. The Parks Memorial Park Buffalo Bayou Park Sabine-to-Bagby Promenade Spotts Park Sam Houston Park Sesquicentennial Park Allen’s Landing James Bute Park Guadalupe Plaza Park Tony Marron Park Hidalgo Park Terry Hershey Park Hogg Bird Sanctuary Spring Branch Park

9 Current Parks (Buffalo Bayou)

10 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)
Urban Development Master Plan

11 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)
Future urban development plans are planned along the Bayou system. These developments are meant to draw people back to the neglected Bayou system and encourage an active use of the area. Flood management will be handled by widening the cross section of the Bayous themselves to allow for greater water control. Canals would also be used to direct flood waters away from downtown Houston. The bayous themselves not only be widened, but modified to allow for different flood stages. Meaning that the Bayous “walls” will be modified into various sections which are able to handle various stages of the flooding process. (this will be shown in a image later)

12 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)

13 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)

14 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)
The group also wants to bring back the ecology that has been lost over the past years to overdevelopment and lack of environmental responsibility. In order to do this, the group hopes to create new wetland habitats that will bring back native wildlife as well as help clean the water. Green Fingers will filter the water naturally before it enters the bayous, thus making the environments more inviting both people and wildlife.

15 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)

16 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)

17 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)

18 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)
Like previously discussed, flood management is a major concern when talking about the future development along the bayou system in Houston. In order to deal with this problem, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership has created three ways that they intend to alleviate the flood problems related to the bayou system. Direct floodwater through by creating supplementary channels that bypass problematic configurations. Consolidate bridges to reduce impedance on the flow of the floodwater through the bayous. Increase conveyance capacity of the bayous by widening and channeling the bayou banks.

19 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)

20 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)

21 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)

22 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)
As previously stated, the group is also planning to improve the overall appearance of the bayou system to draw back visitors. This will be done through landscaping which will add more green space and natural environments along the bayous themselves.

23 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)

24 Future Projects (Buffalo Bayou)

25 Flood Maps In order to better understand the areas of concern during massive floods, FEMA made flood maps that help show what areas are in and near flood plains. The following images are the maps which were created by FEMA

26 Flood Maps Addicks Resevoir

27 Flood Maps Armand Bayou

28 Flood Maps Barker Resevoir

29 Flood Maps Brays Bayou

30 Flood Maps Buffalo Bayou

31 Flood Maps Carpenters Bayou

32 Watershed Maps Cedar Bayou

33 Watershed Maps Clear Creek

34 Watershed Maps Cypress Creek

35 Watershed Maps

36 Flood Maps Greens Bayou

37 Flood Maps Hunting Bayou

38 Flood Maps Jackson Bayou

39 Flood Maps Luce Bayou

40 Flood Maps San Jacinto River

41 Flood Maps Sims bayou

42 Flood Maps Spring Creek

43 Spring Gully & Goose Creek
Flood Maps Spring Gully & Goose Creek

44 Flood Maps Vince Bayou

45 Flood Maps White Oak Bayou

46 Flood Maps Willow Creek

47 Case Studies New Orleans, LA

48 Case Studies Boston, MA

49 Case Studies Jacksonville, FL

50 Case Studies Lake Charles, LA

51 Case Studies Pensacola, FL

52 Case Studies Port Arthur, TX

53 Case Studies St. Petersburg, FL

54 Case Studies Venice, Italy

55 Case Studies Brugge, Belgium

56 Case Studies Paris, France

57 Case Studies

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