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DESCRIPTIONThe National Weather Service in Corpus Christi details flooding in areas along the Nueces River.
Changes Since Yesterday Highlighted in Red:
Water releases from Lake Corpus Christi have increased today.
3 to 5 inches of rain fell west of Cotulla this morning.
Calallen is now in flood stage Current stage as of 11:20 A.M. is 7.39 feet Gauge was malfunctioning earlier
USGS has been on-site today
Nueces River at Mathis now in MAJOR Flood Stage.
Three Rivers remains in Moderate Flood Stage today.
Releases from Lake Corpus Christi will continue to result in Major flooding downstream at Mathis and Bluntzer, and Moderate flooding at Calallen.
Lake Corpus Christi is at capacity.
Additional rainfall will be possible today into early next week, more heavy rainfall possible Sunday and Monday.
Impacts Flow has backed up minor creeks to the slabs of lowest homes in the River Creek Acres Subdivision 5 miles SE of George West. Livestock are cut off and could drown in low areas in the flood plain.
River has crested Has fallen to moderate
flood stage this morning
Fall below flood stage Saturday morning
Impacts Major lowland flooding occurring. West bank residents below Bluntzer may be cut off for weeks. Flow escapes secondary banks of the main channel. Widespread flooding of the flood plain between Bluntzer
Forecast Information MAJOR Flooding
occurring Expected to
crest/maintain near 29 feet.
Highest levels since 2007 (but expected to remain ~3 ft below 2007 peak)
Remain at MAJOR Flood Stage through the Memorial Day Weekend
Impacts - Flow cuts off the lowest residential areas downstream above Calallen for days or weeks. Numerous secondary roads and low bridges are under water, from below Bluntzer to below Calallen
MAJOR Flooding occurring
Crest near 29.7 feet Based on crest
information, would be 5th highest crest
Major Flooding is forecast to continue into next week
Impacts - Moderate lowland flooding occurs. Roads flood through the lowest residential areas, cutting off homes above Calallen, and requiring evacuations. A portion of Labonte Park is under water. At 9.5ft, residents are isolated upstream on the west side of the river as much as six weeks.
Forecast Information Now in flood stage
with latest reading 7.39 feet
Moderate to near major flooding is forecast
Crest around 8.1 feet on Monday with minor fluctuations thereafter
May potentially go higher, depending upon water routing
Moves East Today
Will Still Be Below
Moderate Risk of
Rip Currents for