Risk of Flash Flooding Friday as Lake Levels Continue to Rise
SAN ANGELO, TX -- The Concho Valley remains under a flash flood watch through 7 p.m. Friday evening.
According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers, some with heavy rainfall, are expected to continue across the area today. With saturated soils and with numerous area streams and rivers in flood or at bankfull, any additional rainfall could result in additional flash flooding.
These rainfall amounts, along with already saturated soils, will produce rapid runoff, and low water crossings and city streets may flood quickly. Creeks and streams may overflow with swiftly flowing water.
Here's video of the equalization channel running at Twin Buttes.
Twin Buttes Reservoir Friday morning had 72,076 acre feet and is 37.4 percent full. A month ago, Twin Buttes was 3.7 percent full and had only 10,437 acre feet.
O.H. Ivie a month ago was 14.7 percent full with 81,471 acre feet. Today, Ivie is 27.9 percent full with 154,646 acre feet.
Lake Nasworthy is 90.2 percent full after crews opened floodgates on Thursday because the reservoir was flooding. Nasworthy Friday had 9,162 acre feet.
One month ago O.C. Fisher was only 8 percent full with 10,525 acre feet. The reservoir Friday morning was 14.1 percent full with 17,782 acre feet.
There is an 80 percent chance of rain Friday and a 50 percent chance of rain Saturday with a slight chance of rain for the next five days.