Cedar Bayou, Texas

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Cedar Bayou is an area in east central Harris County, Texas, United States.

Some of the area is unincorporated; portions are within Baytown. Cedar Bayou has recently broken the record for the most rainfall in the continental United States during Hurricane Harvey.

Education[edit]

Goose Creek Independent School District operates schools in the area.

Watershed character and water quality[edit]

Cedar Bayou, the area's namesake water body, is a slow moving coastal waterway with both tidal and non-tidal reaches. Its watershed originates north of highway 90, between Lake Houston and Dayton, TX. The upper reaches of the Bayou's watershed are primarily rural or agricultural, with large undeveloped/wooded areas in its middle, and urban areas (including the urban center of Baytown, TX) in the lower reaches. The mouth of the Bayou widens into a series of small lakes before flowing into the Galveston Bay system.[1]

Cedar Bayou is listed as being impaired for certain water quality issues, including bacteria, impaired macrobenthic communities, and PCBs and Dioxins in edible fish tissue.[2] In response to these issues and other local concerns, the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Houston-Galveston Area Council are working with local partners, organizations, and residents to create a watershed protection plan. This non-regulatory process will provide local stakeholders with the ability to address these issues.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cedar Bayou Watershed". Harris County Flood Control District. Archived from the original on 24 April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  2. ^ "TCEQ 2008 Integrated Report". Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Development of a Watershed Protection Plan for Cedar Bayou". Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. Retrieved 7 April 2011.

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Coordinates: 29°46′32″N 94°56′32″W / 29.77556°N 94.94222°W / 29.77556; -94.94222