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July 04, 2007

We left at 3:30, really!

Tuesday as my friend and I left work, we looked forward to getting home early. But that was not to be. We should have been home by 4:30, but instead at 4:30 we were at the half way point because of a truck fire and rubber neckers. We did not get through that until 5pm.

Still enough time to get the girls before the daycare closes at 6pm. And luckily the big bad storm passed by us. We could see the dark clouds.

Then we get to a major intersection about 5 minutes from my house. It is backed up. So we take an alternate route that ends up taking to long for me to get my car from my friends and get to the daycare before it closes. So my friend agrees to go straight to the daycare.

On the way we cross over 10 areas of the road that are covered with water. Rushing water. The storm that we missed did not miss the route we were taking. The rain had to have dumped buckets and since it has been raining so much it had no where to go. We saw some duplexes centimeters from flooding. Mini rivers coming off the side of the road.

We arrived at the daycare at 5:55. Whew! With the drive back to my friends house, then to Sonic, we were home at 6:30.

Rain is predicted for the next 7 days. Where will it go?

The Corps of Engineers is watching:

"The lakes on the Trinity continue to rise. The Corps is not making any releases at the present time except for Ray Roberts and Lewisville Lakes, two projects that have risen into the surcharge pool. Releases are being delayed due to high flows on the main stem of the Trinity River. Rains Tuesday afternoon will hold up flows at Dallas somewhat longer. The flow over the spillway at Lewisville will increase as the Elm Fork watershed drains.

In the Brazos watershed, the high flows from Possum Kingdom Lake have caused the level at Whitney Lake to rise to elevation 556 feet. Whitney is expected to rise to elevation 560 feet (27 feet above normal) by the weekend. The high lake level has forced the closing of several bridges at the upper end of the lake. Currently, there is approximately 32,000 cubic feet per second of floodwater flowing in the Brazos River through the city of Waco due to discharges from Whitney, Waco and Aquilla Lakes. One cubic foot of water is equal to 7.48 gallons so this equates to 14 million gallons of water per minute.

This high flow may continue for several weeks in order to lower these lakes.

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Oh, crap.

Glad you made it home safely!

Stay dry!

Posted by: Christina | July 5, 2007 09:34 AM