SPICEWOOD, Texas — After its highest crest in nearly four years, the Pedernales River is forecasted to slowly decrease throughout the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.
On Wednesday, the river crested in Johnson City at 18.57 feet, its highest since the May 2015 deadly Blanco River flood event. It crested at 19.25 feet on May 24, 2015.
At its highest on Wednesday, the river was moving more than 15 million gallons of water per minute.
The water and debris will empty out into Lake Travis. This means the lake could rise about a foot or two, and that's not accounting for the rain forecasted for the rest of the week.
The river is expected to stay below the flood stage throughout the remainder of the week, but with more heavy rain in the forecast, that could change.
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