Here We Go Again But This Time a Little Higher
As the Victoria area continues to receive impressive rain totals the levels of the Guadalupe River continue to be a concern. As of 11:00 on 6/4/21, the river level was recorded at 27.04 feet. Just a couple of weeks ago, the river crested at just over 27.00 feet causing minor flooding that brought the water out of its banks and onto the streets of Victoria, Murray, Convent, and Church streets in South Victoria.
With the latest river flood warning, this weekend's crest is forecast to be considerably higher. The river is expected to rise above moderate flood stage this afternoon and continue to rise and crest just shy of 29 feet on Monday. The river is expected to remain above the flood stage for the next several days. The last two times the rivers crested around this level was February 1st, 1992 at 28.92 feet. The record flood of 98' brought the river level up to a staggering 34.04 feet.
NOTE: There is rain in the forecast for at least the next seven days so this river forecast could change. Keep it here for the latest.
UPDATED FORECASTED IMPACT:
At 28.8 feet, moderate flooding causes water to flow over Slayton Avenue and Memorial Drive and starts flowing from the West Outfall toward Constitution and Craig Streets. Water is over Constitution and Craig Street and over areas west of Moody Street between Water and Constitution Streets. Water is also flowing over McCright and flowing into the golf course
Any resident of Victoria County that has damage to report as a result of flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday is asked to fill out an Individual Damage Assessment Tool survey that can be found by clicking the button below. City of Victoria residents also has the option of reaching out to Public Works at 361-485-5770.