Rising Guadalupe Could Effect Your Easter at Riverside Park
It is great to finally see some rain in the Crossroads, but it is also raining upstream which means the Guadalupe is on the rise. The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a River Flood Warning for the Gaudalpue in Victoria and Bloomington until Wednesday morning and it will probably affect your Easter Weekend plans at Riverside Park.
At 8:15 AM CDT Friday the stage was 6.1 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage late tonight to a crest of 27.8 feet Sunday evening. It will then fall below flood stage Tuesday afternoon. - Flood stage is 21.0 feet. - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 27.8 feet on 06/04/2021. If torrential rains continue this number could go up so please be paying attention to weather reports and rain totals.
IMPACTS...At 28.0 feet, Water flows into Saxet Lake Park starting to cover Fordyce Road, with portions of park inaccessible. Water crosses Fordyce Road at the large culvert between the lakes and main portion of Sexet Lake Park, covering some of the picnic area and roads. Water may be flowing under the US Business 59 East and West Relief Bridges. Water is on John F. Lee Drive in Riverside Park. On McCright Drive, water approaches the first parking lot, the field across the Texas Zoo, with baseball fields and stadium inaccessible.
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THIS YEAR WILL MARK THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FLOOD OF 98
October 20th will mark the 23rd Anniversary of the Flood of 1998! Back in October 1998, 30-plus inches of rain fell upriver in San Marcos and New Braunfels, which caused the Guadalupe River to crest at a historic high that has not been seen since and we won't get that high this time. The Guadalupe crested in Victoria at 33.85 in 1998. Currently, the Guadalupe will crest will be around 31 feet, however, more rain upstream could change that forecast. There is a 20% chance of rain in Gonzales tomorrow before the weather clears up for the weekend.