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Old 10-18-2018, 09:20 AM   #1
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San Saba River at Menard is the highest that it has been and still rising as of 8:00 AM this morning. We didn't get any heavy rain here yesterday but the Ft. McKavett to Eldorado area did. If any of you were thinking of heading west for the weekend, I suggest that you stay home.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:49 AM   #2
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Good Info, Got word from the 6 mile this morning to not come this way. Many roads are closed and low water crossings impassable.....
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:53 AM   #3
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I second this. Our rancher in Sonora told us to take the weekend off, just not worth it.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:01 AM   #4
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Yea. Got word this morning that Waddell ln was impassible
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:10 AM   #5
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:14 AM   #6
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Thanks for the heads up Gary. Was hoping to make a quick trip Saturday but seeing the road we take to get to our place (2291) has been closed for 3 days, I think it's best to wait a few weeks. I hope that the rain backs off long enough for these creeks and rivers to get back to normal.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:18 AM   #7
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How about San Saba....east of town...

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Old 10-18-2018, 10:18 AM   #8
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Do you think conditions will improve by Monday afternoon?

I need to get between Menard and Eden and could drop down from Eden if Menard is still a no go .
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:12 AM   #9
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You should be able to come through Menard as 83 is going to be open as it has not closed. Problem is they are calling for rain Friday, Saturday and again Monday and next week. County roads are impassible or almost impassible in many areas. The more traffic we get on them, the worse they will be.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:39 AM   #10
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Yea. Got word this morning that Waddell ln was impassible
We are off Waddell. Thatís a lot of water to shut that road down
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:30 PM   #11
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Thanks for the information, Gary. We appreciate your good, reliable local info.
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:42 PM   #12
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We are off Waddell. Thatís a lot of water to shut that road down
We are actually down silver mine and the landowner flooded his truck out trying to get out. Not sure exactly where he was. Somewhere between there and 190. They pretty much told us donít bother trying to come this weekend
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:03 PM   #13
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We are actually down silver mine and the landowner flooded his truck out trying to get out. Not sure exactly where he was. Somewhere between there and 190. They pretty much told us donít bother trying to come this weekend
Thatís crazy. We are towards the back. Road was rough last weekend
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:54 PM   #14
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The one place I can think of is between 190 and the first cattle guard was getting really bad and the two spots right before silver mine
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:58 PM   #15
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The one place I can think of is between 190 and the first cattle guard was getting really bad and the two spots right before silver mine
Front half is definitely the worst part. Back half isnít as bad
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:13 PM   #16
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Some nut driving an 18 wheeler drove around the flood barrier and into the San Saba River at Ft. McKavett and had to be rescued last night. The swift water rescuers left here and headed back to Kingsland.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:49 PM   #17
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Some nut driving an 18 wheeler drove around the flood barrier and into the San Saba River at Ft. McKavett and had to be rescued last night. The swift water rescuers left here and headed back to Kingsland.
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Are fines issued to people that do things like that?

I'll try to stay off my soap box, but stories like that get me hot.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:55 PM   #18
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Are fines issued to people that do things like that?

I'll try to stay off my soap box, but stories like that get me hot.
They should be charged ALL expenses related to the rescue!
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:23 PM   #19
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You should be able to come through Menard as 83 is going to be open as it has not closed. Problem is they are calling for rain Friday, Saturday and again Monday and next week. County roads are impassible or almost impassible in many areas. The more traffic we get on them, the worse they will be.
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Iíll call the rancher Saturday to get his take on the ranch road leaving the blacktop. Iíve got a truck I need to rescue a mile from camp and donít want to dog it off any longer than I have to. But if itís too wet, itís too wet.

Thanks for all the Menard reports youíve been providing .


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Old 10-18-2018, 08:45 PM   #20
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Are fines issued to people that do things like that?

I'll try to stay off my soap box, but stories like that get me hot.
Just merely driving around the barricades can get you a hefty ticket/fine

And that is not even getting your tires wet or intending to. Just driving down to fish or look

Having to be rescued surely enhances that
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:07 AM   #21
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Are fines issued to people that do things like that?

I'll try to stay off my soap box, but stories like that get me hot.
They arrested a school bus driver for doing the same thing around the Llano area I believe. Only had one kid on the bus but they had to rescue both as the bus was washed off the road.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:54 AM   #22
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River is down but still a foot or two over the low water bridge. We got another .36" last night so road are no better. Dave C, I doubt that you can get your buddy's truck out on Monday. I just don't see it drying out any as they are calling for a little rain everyday except maybe Sunday and if we don't get a lot of sunlight it won't dry anyway. 54 degrees and misty right now.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:35 AM   #23
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They arrested a school bus driver for doing the same thing around the Llano area I believe. Only had one kid on the bus but they had to rescue both as the bus was washed off the road.
Leander ISD
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:36 PM   #24
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anyone know if Kidd Lane off of 1773 is drivable?
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:14 PM   #25
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Kidd Lane may be but any two track ranch roads won't be according to a rancher buddy who lives south of 1773 west of Kidd Lane.
I have been trying to move a hog trap down there and can't get it done.
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:28 PM   #26
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Gary.. how’s 190 West looking going out of town ?
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:33 PM   #27
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Just merely driving around the barricades can get you a hefty ticket/fine



And that is not even getting your tires wet or intending to. Just driving down to fish or look



Having to be rescued surely enhances that


Driving around the barricades can get you thrown in jail. I speak from experience as me and 3 other buddies went around a barrier. Headed to the ranch late at night after a hard rain in sealy, water was rushing across the road. Itís definitely not a joke!!


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Old 10-19-2018, 03:07 PM   #28
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Gary.. howís 190 West looking going out of town ?
doesn't look good past Ft. McKavitt
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