The Blanco river near San Marcos Texas was 27 foot higher than flood stage. THAT IS HIGH
George "SUNNY" House lives near that area. I think he is high and dry where his house and shop are????
About a week ago I had almost 4 inches of rain on the wet ground and it resulted in water over three bridges on the FM road near my farm. I could not drive far in any direction.
I hate to bitch about to much rain as we just finished four plus very dry years.
Every time I want to drive a T, there are more chances of rain predicted.
We're almost in the same boat here. Not flooding yet, but getting saturated. The gauge had another 3.75" in it this morning. Not much outside work getting done, but I guess I'd rather have this than the drought we just came through. Not only wet, but chilly too. I just laid fires for tonight in the kitchen stove and the living room fireplace. First time I've ever done that in May.
Who ever is doing the rain dance, Please slow down.
Wasn't there a long drought in Texas last year? Ok, it's a huge state, maybe the drought was in another area?
Send that dancer out to California. We are in real trouble. Towns may go dry as with many private wells. Then what do you do? Drill to where? Bone dry is gong to get us. Scott
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, last year,at least half the state was in a severe drought. Now, only about a quarter of the state is even in a moderate drought. Lake Travis, a large lake west and north of Austin, supplying the city with much of its water has risen eight feet in just the last month, and its a LARGE lake. The scenes on Facebook show the damage, car dealerships with buildings and inventory under water; I 35 at San Marcos, Texas, the main artery between San Antonio and Austin without detouring miles out of the way, closed: bridges washed out; cars washed off roads floating down high current rivers that normally are peaceful rivers but now football fields wide.
Mud city here in northern Colorado too ...atleast it is cool enough that the snowmelt hasn't been a problem ...the water really rips when it comes down our narrow canyons ...in my area on the prairie the wheat is 1 foot tall and loving it ! better to be grateful for the rain I guess , here it will get hot and dry soon for the summer ...always an optimist ...gene french
I don't know which is worse? Way too little or way too much? We have had plenty of rain in my hills of Califunny this year to supply us, but not the rest of the state! Several small towns not too far from us have already run dry. My daughter's ex in their house hasn't had water in their community's system for a month (last I heard, we are not trying to keep in touch with him).
The biggest real problem with a lack of water in Califunny is mismanagement and lack of infrastructure investment over the past forty years. We had about 24 inches of rain in our area this past season (just over half of average for here). Half the state lets all their rainfall run straight into the ocean.
Flooding, however, does massive destruction. I hope you and all your friends and neighbors are doing alright.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Correction: A friend of mine living in Austin, says Lake Travis has risen 7 feet in the last 24 hours, alone. Barton Creek Springs swimming pool which is normally fed by crystal clear spring water, is a muddy torrent of water.
Lake Travis is up a total of 16 feet and is now 55 o/o full. Thanks for the concern Willie. My well is running over. It's rained every day the last 16 days. We couldn't get to church yesterday - water over the road. Me and wifey did sneak in a 14 mile ride in the "new" '26 roadster yesterday. I'm dismantling a '22 Fordson in the barn now. Rain is LOUD on the metal roof.
Medina Lake near us has come up 37 feet in the last week. From 9% to 37 %. Was only 3% a month ago.
Send it our way. Still in drought out here in Idaho and Eastern Oregon in Malheur County. Took the grandkids for a T ride on Saturday and Sunday, and didn't dodge any rain.
I am on my way there now w/ a pair of T's from Kim in California ....
Perhaps I should trade in my truck & trailer for a river barge ?
A flood beats a drought. Lake Travis near Austin is still 40 feet low.