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Wetlands at Jones Park Help Control Flooding Bookmark

Wetlands at Jones Park Help Control Flooding
While flood control has become a major priority in recent months, Jones Park has long preserved one of the area’s original flood control systems: wetlands. In the Houston area, rainwater runoff is channeled through a system of streams and tributaries east into the San Jacinto River and finally south to Galveston Bay. Some of this rain collects in wetlands, which support a variety of plant and animal species. Located along Spring and Cypress creeks and near the West Fork of the San Jacinto River, Jones Park

Where Do Turtles Go During a Flood? Bookmark

Where Do Turtles Go During a Flood?
When disaster strikes, most animals head to higher ground. Turtles simply hunker down and ride out the storm. Fast-moving floodwaters would ordinarily have displaced the turtles in Jones Park’s Turtle Pond, but Hurricane Harvey had a different effect, said Jason Naivar, staff naturalist at Jones Park. “Unless they can wedge themselves into vegetation or a structure, odds are they will get carried downstream,” he said. “But, with Harvey, the water line was up in the tree canopy. This gave the turtles plenty of

Capital Improvement Projects Across the Precinct Bookmark

Notice orange cones going up in your area? Stay updated to avoid traffic delays. Click here to read about the latest roadway improvements happening in Precinct 4.