Gigantic Garbage Dams in Buffalo Bayou

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Photo by Scott Barnes


Spencer Langford paddles his canoe west from Eleanor Tinsley Park along his usual route through Buffalo Bayou. He tries to get on the water every day. A nature buff, he notes the different species of birds, fish, turtles and snakes. But as he nears Studemont, by the dog park, he stops at something else: an impassable dam of garbage that has developed around a cluster of logs.

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