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Los Brazos river

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:50 pm
by glades cat
I saw that the river is at flood stage. Is this natural drainage or are they directing water in that direction?
Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Re: Los Brazos river

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:58 pm
by Deano
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:

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. ... story.html ... d=49462873 ... oding+2017

Re: Los Brazos river

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:31 am
by Deano
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: ... id=U220DHP

Re: Los Brazos river

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:35 pm
by Chaseh
It was natural drainage at the time. Central Texas hasn't received enough rain to be releasing

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