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Old 12-20-16, 06:00 PM   #51
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WARNING! I just read a new report posted today saying due to people still riding in the damaged areas, the County is posting "No Tress passing" signs and now and the constables will be issuing tickets if you're caught riding in the closed areas between Kirkwood and the Beltway.
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Yeah I saw that too from Bike Houston and Energy Corridor news. Kinda annoyed because myself, and tons of other people us that to get to work. i know the weather hasn't fully cooperated but they gotta move faster. Having that whole section closed is hugely inconvenient. Also I couldn't get any clarification on if the dirt/running trail adjacent to the neighborhoods on the north side was still open and just he paved path was closed or if it's the whole thing.
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Yeah I saw that too from Bike Houston and Energy Corridor news. Kinda annoyed because myself, and tons of other people us that to get to work. i know the weather hasn't fully cooperated but they gotta move faster. Having that whole section closed is hugely inconvenient. Also I couldn't get any clarification on if the dirt/running trail adjacent to the neighborhoods on the north side was still open and just he paved path was closed or if it's the whole thing.
I don't know. When I'm at Kirkwood where they closed it, it looks like they have the orange fencing going all the way up to the top (high ground). I didn't go to the street and see if you can get across though. I hope they repave the 1st. 1/4 mile or so where you start at Barker Clodine Rd. to the new bridge going to George Bush Park. It's a lot better than it was a week ago but needs to be paved. At least now you can get through though. I'm going out there today. I'll ride from Memorial Mews off Memorial Dr. out to the end of George Bush to Fry Rd. and back. That's about 25-1/2 miles round trip.

The workers for the County told me today that they're going to try and put new pavement (asphalt) down in a couple of days.

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Rode to Kirkwood in THP on Sunday to check out the closure - and indeed there is an orange fence stretching from the bayou all the way up to the residential fence, so I think that confirms the entire section of park is closed.

BUT, as usual, the fence at the paved path was cut/tramped/pushed aside, and there was innumerable amount of people running, walking dogs, and biking through the section (I don't know how far past Kirkwood they were going, because we turned around there). I just don't get people and how they think things don't apply to them.
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Have they actually started repairs to the paths, or have they just put up more barriers and resumed ignoring it?
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They had begun working on the banks in a few spots yes, but then it kept raining and flooding and finally they decided to close the whole section completely. I think (HOPE) they are working again now that the waters are down the last two weeks.
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They had begun working on the banks in a few spots yes, but then it kept raining and flooding and finally they decided to close the whole section completely. I think (HOPE) they are working again now that the waters are down the last two weeks.
It looks like they started repairs again Feb. 6th.. See link.

https://www.hcfcd.org/projects-studi...epair-project/
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After Sunday's rain I imagine they will be releasing water from the Barker and Addicks Reservoirs. Will they stop working on the paths during this time, or will the release be slow enough they can continue to work?

I found a the following websites showing the level for both Addicks and Barker. Looking at the level at Barker, it appears they are releasing water.

The Addicks page confuses me a bit. The graphs indicate about 2200 acre feet have been released from the reservoir, with about 200 acre-feet remaining. Over the same time, the water level has dropped about 6 ft.

Still, with only 200 acre feet remains, the water level shows about 8 feet. Does the ground slope that steeply on the South end of addicks that the first 200 acre-feet will be deeper than the next 2000 acre-feet?
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Check the HCFCD website here: https://www.hcfcd.org/projects-studi...epair-project/ for blogged updates.
They currently are suspended, but they had JUST started again like 5 days ago before this rain.

Like I said before at this rate it's going to be 2018 by the time they finish. My worry is the rain and release of the water just undoes whatever rebuilding work they've accomplished each time. I don't know if that's true, but, I hope not.

I'm getting to the point where I'm going to say **** it and start riding through THP to and from work again because the barrier fence is always down and never repaired, and I see people going through there all the time. I've been a good little legal rider and hopping out at Kirkwood, and riding surface streets through to BWY8, but I'm getting really sick of it.
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