Austin area creeks rise following Monday's rain


by JESSICA VESS / KVUE News & Photojournalist KENNETH NULL

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Posted on July 16, 2013 at 7:27 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 16 at 7:40 AM

AUSTIN -- Levels in creeks across Central Texas are rising following Monday’s rain storm.

According to the Lower Colorado River Authority, most creeks registered more than an inch of rain. The agency’s Hydromet reports that over the past 24 hours Bull Creek at Loop 360 in Austin went up 1.36 inches.

Barton Creek in Oak Hill went up 1.73 inches and Big Sandy Creek near Jonestown rose 2.14 inches.

The Highland Lakes remain at low levels despite the rain. The LCRA reports the combined total at Lakes Travis and Buchanan is 36 percent.

"We hope it keeps raining. Everybody knows it’s gotta be longer and heavier than it is to really make a significant impact," said Hawkeye Roth of Just for Fun water rentals.

Meteorologists predict more rain for Central Texas over the week.

See the forecast and our Live Doppler Radar here.

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