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Old 11-01-2013, 08:44 AM
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Texas Flood on Onion Creek in Buda

Here are some shots of Onion Creek in Buda. A few hours earlier the water was going over the bridge. I think the flow gauge was washed away but a few miles down the creek the flow was 209,000 cubic feet per second at the peak of the flood. That's 49,000,000 gallons per hour. Since records have been kept in 1869 this was the highest the creek has ever been by 2'.

You need to realize this is not a river. It is a creek that has zero flow most of the time. Most of the year the creek has been dry where you can walk up and down the creek.

There is a church and school close by that were both flooded. We just had a lesser flood on the creek two weeks prior. This months we have gotten about 22" of rain in my area. I think I may have gotten as much as 14" of rain in about six hours from this last rain.

Unfortunately, this rain fell just east of Lake Travis which is down about 45' from being full. The lake is about 35% full.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:47 AM
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Here is FM1626 at Onion Creek. The water had already dropped over 10' when the picture was taken.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:05 AM
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Here is Onion Creek on the north side of Buda. The line on the road behind the two guys standing on the road shows the water line from a few hours earlier. If you go to http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php...47&postcount=1 you can see the flood in this same spot from a few weeks prior.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:15 AM
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This is the Blanco River which is really almost more of a creek most of the time. There is a dam under water and back in September the small lake created by the Dam was bone dry. The road I was standing on was under water a few hours earlier. The water crossed the road and just barely got onto the soccer fields.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:23 AM
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Damn that's a lot of rain David.

Too bad they couldn't divert the water from the creek to fill the lake back up
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:48 PM
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Really sad about the motherthat drove into water and lost her life along with the baby and.

We was sitting in an area that got enough rain to fill a container 6" deep. The holding ponds were as high as I ever seen. This picture is from the last round a week or so ago. And apparently we are going to get pounded again in a few days.
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