Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Former site of Marks Ranch inside Barker Reservoir in 2016

Relocated Little Country Church 

LH7 Ranch Texas Historical Commission Marker 

Repurposed historic church 

Little country church on the prairie 

New residential development at Marks Ranch site 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Addicks Dam Road and Hike and Bike Trail remains closed due to ongoing repair work

The Extension of the Terry Hershey Hike & Bike Trail North to Addicks Dam remains off limits for hikers and bikers as repair work continues at the outlet structure and elsewhere along the earthen dam, which has been rated righ-risk, but successfully held back record-breaking amounts of water during the heavy rains earlier in the year. The high water level in the reservoir led to the closure of both North Eldridge and Highway 6 for weeks, and turned Bear Creek Pioneers Park into a lake.   

 This stretch of North Eldridge behind the Dam was closed for weeks during the flooding 
earlier this year.

Hike & Bike Trail Closure - Terry Hershey Trail Extension to Addicks Dam

Monday, August 8, 2016

Buffalo Bayou Alligator on the Rocks: Dead

Cause of Gator Demise Unknown 
Oxygen-deprived upside-down gator on the rocks 
 Also see -> prior blog post with photos of live alligators 
--> Alligator warning signs in George Bush Park 

Buffalo Bayou exiting Barker Reservoir with washed up alligator (8/8/2016 at dusk) 
Landscape behind Barker Dam at the outlet structure that controls the release of water
from the reservoir into Buffalo Bayou