'It's Floodin' Down in Texas'

'It's Floodin' Down in Texas'

Post by Neil Harriso » Wed, 21 Oct 1998 04:00:00

For those interested, we have posted some pictures of the Hill Country flood
this past week-end on the Bayou City Whitewater Club Website at:


This was the biggest flood ever recorded on the Guadalupe and the San Marcos
rivers.  There is an unbelievable kayak and raft graveyard that washed up
against a bridge downstream of Rockn' R River Rides (the kayaks and rafts
belong to them).

Canyon Lake that feeds the Guad is now at 929 feet.  Normal is about 910 or
911, as I remember.  It takes about a week for the lake to drop ONE foot, so
once clean-up on the river is over with, we Texas boaters are in for many
weeks of GREAT water flows.  The Guad runs at about 5000 when the Canyon
Lake Dam gates are wide open.

Check it out...it's a sobering reminder of the forces that we are dealing
with.  Also, there is a first hand account elsewhere on R.B.P.

One of the paddlers caught in the flood, Julie Funderburk, also took some
pictures of the flood as it was happening.  We're waiting on those to come
back from processing and we'll post those also as soon as we get them.

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