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Fredericksburg Flooding Continues with More Rain Forecast

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Heavy rain beginning around sunset on Monday night brought 5″ to 10″ of rain to Gillespie County within a few short hours, resulting in widespread road closures.  The Pedernales River, which crisscrosses southeastern Gillespie County, forced closure of many county roads overnight, including Old San Antonio Road and Tivydale Road. The City of Fredericksburg also experienced high water on streets resulting in temporary closure. Those streets have been re-opened except for South Bowie, South Creek, and Goehmann Lane at Barons Creek Crossings. Fredericksburg ISD closed schools Tuesday.

1. Barons Creek at west Fredericksburg City Limits

Fredericksburg Flooding Continues with More Rain Forecast

Photo: Robert C Deming

Barons Creek continued to flow well outside its banks at noon on Tuesday.  Scattered rain throughout the day and the forecast for continued rain may keep the creek over the many road crossings. Road closings can be found on the TXDOT website.

2. Turn around, don’t drown

Fredericksburg Flooding Continues with More Rain Forecast

Photo: Robert C Deming

Savvy Hill Country residents know the flooding is temporary and will not go around this sign to attempt crossing a flooded low water crossing. This is the South Bowie Street in Fredericksburg on the west side, where it crosses Barons Creek.

3. Barons Creek inundated 225 feet of South Bowie Street

Fredericksburg Flooding Continues with More Rain Forecast

Photo: Robert C Deming

The debris line showed that the creek covered this street 225 feet from the edge of the low water crossing at South Bowie Street. Reports of between six and seven inches of rain in this area caused a rapid rise just after sunset.  The creek continued to rise to a level not seen since May 19, 2007.  The creek began to recede at 10 PM on Monday.

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