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Old 10-19-2018, 04:22 AM   #1
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Default Nueces River flooding

We've all been focused on the hill country. May get bad down south now as well. It's in Asherton right now. Only 3' from the record.



Heading to Cotulla by Monday or Tuesday




And then Tilden around Thursday.


I post because there a good chance of rain nearly every day until late next week. That's a lot of time for these numbers to go up as it heads down river towards Three Rivers and then Mathis.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:12 AM   #2
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Anyone down in these areas?
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:16 AM   #3
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Crap we are between the Asherton and Cotulla gauges and it rose about 3’ on us last weekend and we barely made it out of our pasture Saturday evening. This crest looks to be 6’ above that one. Haven’t been able to access 2-4 blinds/feeders since August. I guess I won’t complain though. It’s good for the country.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:34 AM   #4
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You won't hear too many complaints as mentioned, the area needs it, especially Choke Canyon which the Nueces does no good since it's on the watershed of the Frio.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:37 AM   #5
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There will be complaints if it rains much more and people's houses and cabins along the river start flooding in 3-6 days.

I was just giving a heads up. I own a cabin down by the HWY 59 bridge in George West so I'm already keeping an eye on it.

The rain is great BTW To a point.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:48 AM   #6
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Nueces runs through my buddy's place in Freer...thanks for the heads up.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:58 AM   #7
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the nueces does not need another drop right now. For that matter, I can't think of any place in texas that really needs any rain.

lake corpus christi is releasing water aggressively right now, so they're getting ahead of the curve. Choke canyon is a POS when it comes to a reservoir. We've had record rains, and the water shed is so small for it, it's not even at 50% capacity right now.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:01 AM   #8
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the nueces does not need another drop right now. For that matter, I can't think of any place in texas that really needs any rain.

lake corpus christi is releasing water aggressively right now, so they're getting ahead of the curve. Choke canyon is a POS when it comes to a reservoir. We've had record rains, and the water shed is so small for it, it's not even at 50% capacity right now.
Where can I see Lake CC release flows?

That's great if they're actively releasing water because more is coming in. Usually they hold it at full until more hits the lake before releasing.

Maybe they are still over full from the last rise a week or two ago?
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:26 AM   #9
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Lake CC is 100% full right now. They have to release water all the time because of the estuaries that it feeds. Not sure how much is flowing at the moment. Two gates open as of yesterday. They say it is to protect the integrity of the dam. Not comforting for the people down stream.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:27 AM   #10
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Choke is not filling up much Where is that water going?
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:39 AM   #11
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Choke is not filling up much Where is that water going?
The data I posted doesn't go into Choke. I think the Frio goes to Choke.


But Lake CC better open those gates back up. They need to release all they can before this next wave hits. They usually don't though and will hold it at full. They are not a flood control dam so that's their excuse.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:52 AM   #12
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Choke is not filling up much Where is that water going?
Choke is fed by the Frio. It has never been full, nor will it I don't think.
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:19 AM   #13
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Hereís the link I had. It showed lake CC at 91% yesterday. If itís back up to 100% again already. Holy cow.




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Old 10-19-2018, 12:47 PM   #14
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Mathis has been releasing water for the last couple weeks constantly. I live downstream of the Dam in San Patricio and the river stage at Bluntzer is currently at 20.6' and been around that for the last couple weeks. If it hits 22-24' folks around the river in Calallen will start getting flooded. I'm glad they are being proactive and continuing to release.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:40 PM   #15
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Drove thru cotulla on 35 on wed. River looked crazy under 35.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:42 PM   #16
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Meanwhile O.H. Ivie is STILL 30 feet below full pool.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:47 PM   #17
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Yea, don't think Amistad is doing too well now either... missed most all this rain it seems...
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:02 AM   #18
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Crest is over at Asherton and now heading to Cotulla by Monday and Tilden by Tuesday

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/rive...a%5B%5D=crests
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Old 10-22-2018, 03:18 PM   #19
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Update

Asherton falling but still in flood stage



Cotulla should crest tonight




Tilden will be rising for 2-3 more days



And Three Rivers rising fast. Probably has a good 5-6 days before crest.

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Old 10-22-2018, 03:30 PM   #20
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Yea, don't think Amistad is doing too well now either... missed most all this rain it seems...
Amistad has risen 8 feet since Labor Day. Now itís only 30 feet below full pool.
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:19 PM   #21
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My ranch is about half mile North of Nueces. A large creek the Tortuga goes thru my place. The river has gone up and down twice in the last 2 weeks and is supposed to go back up before end of week. Nueces pushed water back up the creek 2 1/2 miles into my place. It has been giving me fits and I for one will be glad to see a stretch of dry weather.
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:31 PM   #22
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Wow, a lot of water in Texas and supposed to get more this week. Prayers to all affected by the water!
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:46 PM   #23
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The latest graphs confuse me. Shows the river cresting in Asherton on Saturday but no rise whatsoever in Cotulla? That 27'-29' rise in Asherton is real close to me not being able to access my pasture from our camp. It backs up over the road to our pasture. It is a private paved road through the ranch but it dang sure can become impassable.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:18 PM   #24
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This is crazy how much rain we've had. I've been gone a month. We were coming off 12" of rain then. Now the lake is completely full and releasing water and still raining. The marsh in Nueces bay will be good for ducks this year.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:56 PM   #25
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This is crazy how much rain we've had. I've been gone a month. We were coming off 12" of rain then. Now the lake is completely full and releasing water and still raining. The marsh in Nueces bay will be good for ducks this year.
Iíd be down for a duck excursion, maybe cast n blast.
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Amistad has risen 8 feet since Labor Day. Now itís only 30 feet below full pool.
Wow, that's good for that country! Glad to hear that...
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The marshes of Webb county are looking good for ducks too.


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Old 10-25-2018, 12:09 AM   #28
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Yea, our Webb county place has PLENTY of water!!! I don't generally call mesquite and huisache flats Marsh country, but it sure is right now!! One of my feeders has been in knee to waist deep water for almost a month!! I'd have never believed it!!
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:37 AM   #29
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The latest graphs confuse me. Shows the river cresting in Asherton on Saturday but no rise whatsoever in Cotulla? That 27'-29' rise in Asherton is real close to me not being able to access my pasture from our camp. It backs up over the road to our pasture. It is a private paved road through the ranch but it dang sure can become impassable.
Fake forecasting, lol
I guess they were predicting more rain from Willa. Thank goodness did not materialize. Just a small rise now. Looking forward to some sunny days.
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