Friday, September 28, 2012

Saving Lake Thicket: Area residents say it’s a critical piece of Buffalo Bayou watershed

September 27, 2012
By Rusty Graham

Lake Thicket, as residents call it, borders the Memorial Thicket neighborhood, and is threatened by potential development by new owner Skanska. Skanska says it doesn’t know yet how it plans to use the 21-acre site.

But residents of Memorial Thicket say that draining and filling in the 1.6-acre lake removes a natural detention pond for stormwater, one that historically helps prevent flooding both locally and downstream Buffalo Bayou.  They say it holds more than 10 million gallons of water.
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