A look back at some Central Texas flood events

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by ANDREW CHUNG/KVUE NEWS

Andrew Chung

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 6:33 PM

AUSTIN -- It's been a while since Central Texas saw heavy rain and flooding. The last time the area witnessed significant floodwaters was March of last year.

Between March 19 and 20, 2012 -- severe storms caused flooding along the I-35 corridor.  Records indicate that 4.83 inches of rain fell in the Burnet area, while 4.78 inches fell near Marble falls.

Before that, on January 24 and 25, 2012 -- storms dropped two to five inches of rain east of U.S. Highway 281.  Meanwhile, five to 10 inches fell over parts of Hays, Caldwell, and Bastrop Counties.

And of course there was Tropical Storm Hermine - on September 7 and 8 of 2010. Hermine brought torrential rains and widespread flash flooding to Central Texas. Between Central Williamson County and Northern Travis County - 10 to 16 inches of rain fell.

We need nearly 11 inches to end the agricultural drought - but our lakes need much, much more.

In addition, those rains would have to fall in the right spot to give our lakes relief.

 

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