Los Brazos river

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Los Brazos river

Postby glades cat » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:50 pm

I saw that the river is at flood stage. Is this natural drainage or are they directing water in that direction?
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Re: Los Brazos river

Postby Deano » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:58 pm

The Brazos originates like 800+ miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico, so there are many dams and levies along the way. Don't know specifics of how many of what are having problems, but at least a couple have breached. They are describing this as an 800 or 1000 year event depending on the source. The news 4 days ago said that the Brazos was expected to possibly reach 52.2 feet, it is currently at 59 feet. This link puts the flood stage of 43' into perspective: http://lifeonthebrazosriver.com/Floods.htm

The National Weather Service announced Tuesday afternoon that preliminary data indicates the all-time record for total rainfall from a tropical system in the continental U.S. was broken in Cedar Bayou, Texas -- about 30 miles from downtown Houston -- at 51.88 inches.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-houston-brazos-evacuation-20170828-story.html

http://abcnews.go.com/US/epic-catastrophic-flooding-devastates-houston-rainfall-forecast/story?id=49462873

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=brazos+river+flooding+2017

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Re: Los Brazos river

Postby Deano » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:31 am

To us non-locals who don't know what county is where, this may be hard to put in perspective
but nevertheless here is a Thursday 8/31 am update:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/brazos-river-continues-to-rise-with-major-flooding-expected-friday/ar-AAr2vLH?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U220DHP
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Re: Los Brazos river

Postby Chaseh » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:35 pm

It was natural drainage at the time. Central Texas hasn't received enough rain to be releasing

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