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Barker Reservoir
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Barker Reservoir Information:
Construction on the Addicks Reservoir dam on South Mayde Creek began in 1946 and was completed in 1948. The Dam is located a mile east of Addicks, Texas. The adjacent Barker Reservoir was completed in 1945. Both lie within the boundaries of Houston, 17 miles from downtown. Both are potential water storage lakes designed to protect Houston from the downstream flooding by Buffalo Bayou, and are used as parkland. Much of the land around the reservoirs is undeveloped. George Bush Park is located on the Barker Reservoir. Parkland habitat consists of open land, woodland, and wetlands which support abundant wildlife. Both reservoir areas feature many miles of trails. Grazing land is available. The Barker Reservoir is located south of the Addicks Reservoir and is bounded by SH 6 (Addicks Howell Road), IH-10 (Katy Freeway), Westheimer Road, Westpark Tollway, and South Fry Road. Westheimer Parkway cuts through the park. The reservoirs are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.1042 Hwy 6 South, Houston, 77077. (281) 497-0740.  Barker Reservoir Location Map 
 
South Mayde Creek:
The creek rises four miles north of Katy in north Harris County and flows southeast for 16 miles to its mouth on Buffalo Bayou.