Water Resources of the United States
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:27:07 EDT
Summary: Widespread rainfall amounts of 5 inches, with local amounts of greater than 8-inches, has caused significant flooding in West and North Texas.
Overnight, a large area of West and North Texas have received 5-inches of rainfall, with isolated amounts of greater than 8-inches falling in the Texas Hill Country.
River basins effected include the Rio Grande, San Antonio, Guadalupe, Colorado, Brazos, and Trinity. 37 gages are above National Weather Service flood stage, with 4 of these currently in the major category. In particular, the Llano River (tributary of the Colorado River) is experiencing near record flooding, with one bridge collapse reported.
Currently, all USGS gages are operational and reporting. 20 USGS crews are deployed across the state making discharge measurements, flagging high-water marks, and ensuring gage operations.
The USGS has been in contact with numerous local and state cooperators, as well as with the National Weather Service.