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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    Since my water gauge cracked and hasn't been replaced, I put out a little flat bottomed water bowl yesterday it is full at 3-1/4". Not a proper gauge, but better than a beer bottle top!!

    Going to have a serious talk with the wife when she gets home Our low water crossing is (according to her) is covered with 12-14' in width , of water. that would make it around 12"-20" deep at the center, (extremely poor county job) She went down this morning in the Camaro, said it was to deep, so she got the Chevy 1500. I'm like, it's just to deep to risk life and property, when you can call in late. I was sleeping or she would still be home. Every year she and I see people that die doing what she did, and we both exclaim how stupid it was to be in that big of hurry. She said "half way through, the truck started sliding with the flow"!!!!! Only glad she didn't stop when she felt the rear-end moving, but I am pi$$'d as a hornet right now. Woman I swear!!
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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Western View Post
    Since my water gauge cracked and hasn't been replaced, I put out a little flat bottomed water bowl yesterday it is full at 3-1/4". Not a proper gauge, but better than a beer bottle top!!

    Going to have a serious talk with the wife when she gets home Our low water crossing is (according to her) is covered with 12-14' in width , of water. that would make it around 12"-20" deep at the center, (extremely poor county job) She went down this morning in the Camaro, said it was to deep, so she got the Chevy 1500. I'm like, it's just to deep to risk life and property, when you can call in late. I was sleeping or she would still be home. Every year she and I see people that die doing what she did, and we both exclaim how stupid it was to be in that big of hurry. She said "half way through, the truck started sliding with the flow"!!!!! Only glad she didn't stop when she felt the rear-end moving, but I am pi$$'d as a hornet right now. Woman I swear!!
    Whew . . glad she made it, but like you, I sure wouldn't take that chance.

    The NWS shows Denton got 1.42" before midnight last night and I figure I probably got about the same and then the rest since midnight, and still raining. My rain gauge has about 3.6" right now. My Texas rain gauge just didn't contemplate this.

    Jim, sorry you didn't get through, but we're sure enjoying this rain.
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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    update:
    Stranded at home. Roads flooded all ponds overflowing. 4+ fast inches.

    The Drought is over! Yea!!!
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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bird View Post
    Whew . . glad she made it, but like you, I sure wouldn't take that chance.
    Just saw on channel 8, 5 cars stuck in high water in N Ft.Worth, has to be some of my "in-laws"

    Quote Originally Posted by txdon View Post
    update:
    Stranded at home. Roads flooded all ponds overflowing. 4+ fast inches.

    The Drought is over! Yea!!!
    I saw that Don, looked like y'all had a few Tornado warnings too!!!
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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    We haven't seen any tornados. It's calm now.

    The berms I built to keep a the sand hill and water out of my spring pond and diverted to my upper pond worked perfect. The spring pond got minimal erosion and the upper pond is full.
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    The Old Pond I cleaned out this Summer filled before I could smooth out the dam. At least it was cleaned out, and the dam work can be done this Summer.
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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    It's quit raining here and the radar makes it look like it's all gone. So I went out and poured about 4.08" of rain out of my gauge.
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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    The frog pond filled up again.
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    That's about the same as we had Bird.

    The back pond filled and water is backed up under the TBN bridge. The first time in three years.
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    Default Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    My gauge says 4 and 1/10th ... Lane ag center says 4.06" weather man is saying another 1-2" today.

    The main pond is full and the overflow pipes are filling the second ... 3rd pond still lacks a about 1'

    Had to run to the bank and every bottom has water, the creeks are flowing and they have issued flood warnings for the Blue River and the Boggy Creek ... the Blue River is South of me and Boggy Creek is North of me.

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