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River Flood Advisory
Posted on Apr 18th, 2015
1:45 pm - the river is rising due to yesterday's heavy rainfall over the San Bernard watershed. It's still within its banks located between the two bridges (FM 521 & FM 2611) but is steadily rising. Current speed is four mph.
5:15 pm - River just out of its banks, current stil four mph, some debris spotted floating down the river
8:15 am - last flood advisory from river resident hydrologist and FOR President Tom Ronayne
The water surface elevation is down two feet from crest at East Bernard, down three feet at Boling. Safe to say the drop is more than just the effects of the north wind, high pressure and resulting low tide yesterday, so we can call yesterday morning the crest.
The National Weather Service web site shows levels at Sweeny down to about three feet above normal by Thursday. The forecast seems to have stretched out enough to match what the river is doing now. For folks between the bridges, FM 521 / FM 2611, or those with higher docks, your lumber should see daylight by Thursday or Friday at the latest. Late in the weekend or early next week for those in the upper reaches around Blacks Ferry Bridge. Let the mudslinging begin...