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UPDATE on San Antonio River and Cibolo Creek

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Wilson County News
October 31, 2015, 3:09pm
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Residents along the Cibolo Creek and San Antonio River in Wilson County and the surrounding areas are advised to watch for possible flooding and be prepared to evacuate if necessary, following the heavy rainfall overnight Oct. 30 and 31. A flood watch is in effect for many areas.

Wilson County Judge Richard L. “Dickie” Jackson and other officials were checking the status of the Cibolo Creek and San Antonio River in Wilson County Saturday. “Waters are overflowing the banks [of the Cibolo],” Jackson said, advising that rains overnight would contribute to the flow.

“Although the water levels have risen, they have not reached flood stage,” according to the city of La Vernia via Facebook. Although immediate evacuation wasn’t predicted, “This is not to say that there may not be a need within the next 48 hours.”

LeAnn Hosek with the Wilson County Office of Emergency Management said volunteers may be needed to assist with voluntary evacuations if flood waters threaten residences.

Residents near the creek and along the San Antonio River from Elmendorf to Falls City are urged to be aware of flooding.

These reports are as of 1:30 p.m. today.

Cibolo Creek

•at Sutherland Springs was at 30.95 feet. It is expected to crest at 10 feet above the bridge around midnight.

•near Falls City should reach minor flood stage of 17 feet by noon on Sunday, and major flood stage Sunday at midnight. It’s expected to peak at 27 feet late Sunday or early Monday and recede.

San Antonio River

•San Antonio River at Elmendorf was at 39.75 feet. Flood stage is 35 feet; it is predicted to crest Saturday afternoon and decline.

•near Floresville was at 17.85 feet midmorning Saturday, down from 25.09 feet Oct. 25-26, but recent rainfall has contributed to the flow.

•San Antonio River near Falls City was at 2.32 feet midmorning Saturday. Flood stage is 12 feet; action should be taken at 6 feet, which is expected by Saturday night. It is expected to rise 9.7 feet Sunday night into Monday morning.

Martinez Creek near St. Hedwig was observed at 15.29 feet Saturday midmorning, down from 16.47 feet after rains last weekend.

People should remain vigilant and report any sudden rises in the water levels to law-enforcement agencies immediately.

The Wilson County News remains in touch with officials and will work to provide updates as/when they are available.

Your Opinions and Comments

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
November 1, 2015 2:17pm
The Austin-San Antonio National Weather Service Forecast Office in New Braunfels reported that the Cibolo Creek near Falls City crested at 21.46 feet at 12:15 PM Sunday. "This crest level is lower than previous forecasts... More ›

No Nonsense  
November 1, 2015 12:11am
I heard from 4 people the the 'comisheeeeeiner' said 42-45 feet. It wus gunna be wurse dan 98. Run for dee hills, mire. I tell you what, I will run for commissioner and I will do it for free. No county pickup, no fuel,... More ›

Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Editor  
October 31, 2015 5:06pm
The River Forecast Center has provided a revised forecast for Cibolo Creek at Sutherland Springs. The crest is forecasted to be 34 ft. -35 ft., around 7pm this evening 10/31/2015. As a comparison, this same location peaked... More ›

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