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Mouth Stays Shut to Flood Water
Posted on Apr 26th, 2016 Comments (0)
So close, yet so far! Despite the power of recent flood water pushing down the San Bernard, the mouth remains closed. The water stopped at the yellow line indicated in the photo several feet from the Gulf. Hopefully, there will be good news in a few months about it being reopened.
Read “BP Consent Decree Finalized: Where it Leaves Gulf Restoration Six Years After the Spill” ($1.0 billion to Texas, the smallest amount to be received by all the Gulf states).
Photo: Bert Smith, Rio Vista, Monday April 25, 2016
Water level between bridges
Posted on Apr 25th, 2016 Comments (0)
Thu Apr 28 2016
At 8:00 am, the water level between the FM 521 bridge and FM 2611 bridge is within its banks but slightly over some docks. Current speed is 1.7 MPH. Some debris is still floating downriver as people are clearing their docks of the trash left by flooding waters.
Note: Could the mud that coats the docks after a flood on the San Bernard be put to good use? Unlike baseball that has a quirky tradition of rubbing every baseball with “special mud” to make them easier for pitchers to grip, the San Bernard mud has just the opposite effect. Anyone who’s cleaned their dock of the layer of black ooze after a flood knows to be careful––it’s as slippery as ice!
April Meeting Reports
Posted on Apr 18th, 2016 Comments (0)
These reports are a way to let the public know what FOR’s been up to. It’s also a way that someone can determine if there is any way they’d like to get involved in things. Please contact FOR if you are interested. (Select Volunteer on the "Contact Us" drop down list.)
  • Apr 2, Breakfast on the Bernard, San Bernard River
Twenty-five friends friends of the river attended the regular first-Saturday-of the-month breakfast at Dido's Restaurant
  • Apr 16, Migration Celebration, San Bernard Wildlife Refugue
Six FOR volunteers manned the Friends of the River SB display at the annual Migration Celebration. Thanks to President Mike Goodson, Director Vanessa Taylor, Treasurer Bob and Susan Bailey and Director Tom and Ange Ronayne for spreading the good word about the FOR organization. Next year, the FOR display will be on the list of places where children stop to have their Migration Celebration Junior Naturalist Passport stamped. When complete, the passport is taken to the Friends of the Brazoria Wildlife Refuges Nature Store to receive a free prize.
Announcing Date for Fundraising Event
Posted on Apr 16th, 2016 Comments (0)
Plans are underway for the third annual Friends of the River San Bernard “Escape to the Tropics” fundraiser, on Saturday, October 1st. This year’s theme is “Blue Hawaii”, a nod to the King himself, Elvis Presley, and his 1961 movie. Tiki torches will light your way to an island dinner, auction, and music located under a huge tent at the FOR Community Center.
FOR kindly requests you complete any waterski pyramid stunts and/or high-speed boat chases prior to your arrival. Mark your calendar, it’s going to be fun!
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
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