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Flood warning issued for the San Antonio River




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National Weather Service
April 25, 2015, 12:18pm
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The National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio has issued a flood warning for the San Antonio River Flood Warning for the San Antonio River Near Elmendorf until Sunday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.

At 11:30 AM Saturday the stage was 35.8 feet. Flood stage is 35.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

The river level will continue rising to near 37.1 feet by Saturday evening. The river level will fall below flood stage after midnight tomorrow.

Impact

At 35.0 feet, minor lowland flooding inundates crop and pastureland below San Antonio to below Floresville. Should the river level rise further, the impacts at 39.0 feet are as follows:
-Moderate lowland flooding damages crops and floods pastureland below San Antonio to below Floresville
-Secondary roads and low bridges, irrigation pumps, oil field pump jacks and tank batteries flood
- Livestock are cut off in low areas..

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

All persons with interests along the river should monitor
the latest forecasts, and be prepared to take necessary
precautions to protect life and property.

River stage forecasts are based on observed rainfall along with
predicted rain for the next 12 hours. If actual rainfall varies
from forecast values, forecast river stages will vary.

Do not drive automobiles through flooded areas. Remember, 18 inches of water or less can carry away most vehicles, including trucks. If you see flood waters or come upon a flooded roadway, remember to turn around and do not drown.

For the latest river stages and forecasts visit our web page at
www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx.
 

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William J. Gibbs Jr.  
WCN  
April 25, 2015 12:48pm
 
According to Chief Lorenzo Herrera of the Floresville Police Department, barricades are up at every one of the city's low-water crossings. Motorists who encounter barricades are reminded not to go around them, but to turn around... More ›

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