bachanon Posted January 21, 2005 Share Posted January 21, 2005 marshlands and "ox-bow" lakes are important to the buffalo bayou master plan, and flooding issues in general. these features are vital in low lying areas in order to capture and absorb water in the flood plain. development entities have ignored these natural features (instead creating cement rivers). in order to reduce flooding in the houston region we have to be able to contain flood waters and provide for quick absorption into subsurface water bodies/flows. Marshlands and ox-bow lakes allow for quick absorption of excess water.i'm not sure if these features (artificial or natural) would solve our all of our flooding problems; however, the less water draining into the bayous the better off we, as a region, would be. IMHOany additional information on these natural features and there functions would be interesting. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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