US Army Corps of Engineers
Galveston District

Desilting Buffalo Bayou
A pontoon based backhoe removes sediment from Buffalo Bayou in Fort Bend County. The Galveston District permitted the Fort Bend County Flood Control District to remove silt in this 2.5 mile segment of Buffalo Bayou to increase water flow into Barker Reservoir. Increased flow through this segment of Buffalo Bayou is calculated to reduce flooding upstream of the Barker Reservoir during heavy rain events.

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Photo by: Ron Wooten |  VIRIN: 190422-A-FK690-0101.JPG

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