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Sun May 24, 2015, 12:08 AM

Rain could spell trouble for Conroe dam

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to roll through the Houston area early Sunday morning, prompting a flash flood watch for the southeast part of the state that is expected to last through Memorial Day weekend.

Moving in from the west, the storms are likely in the area anytime early Sunday morning with a second system lasting through Monday. Forecasters predict the region could see anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain through Monday, with some areas potentially experiencing up to 10 inches.

"The problem is that if the rain occurs in the same areas, that's where the greatest risk for flash flooding is going to be," said Josh Lichter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. "Right now, we're not certain where that's going to be."

The storms could be particularly problematic for crews working to make repairs on parts of a Montgomery County dam damaged by heavy rain. While it continues to hold with no seepage or breaches, persistent heavy rains caused the soil on the Lewis Creek Dam near Lake Conroe to become saturated to the point of sloughing off, Montgomery County officials said.

The continued rainfall is the greatest threat to completing repairs to the dam on Lewis Creek near Lake Conroe, officials said.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Rain-could-spell-trouble-for-Conroe-dam-6283460.php

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 12:20 AM

1. Almost the entire state of Oklahoma is flooding and more coming in. Norman/OU is

 

nearly underwater, Chickasha and Shawnee same. In OKC we've gotten almost 18 inches in the past few weeks with more on the way. Records broken...in case someone wants to feel sorry for us...you can go here:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/23/weather/texas-oklahoma-flash-flood-warnings/

Edit: The good news is the drought is pretty much over.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 02:15 AM

2. I used to live in Conroe, TX years ago. If I lived there now,

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I'd be hurriedly packing to leave. If there were ever a place that god might smote with Noah-like wrath, it would be Conroe. Bunch of good ol' boy rednecks with a mean streak. A word to the wise: don't ever drive through there with a Liberal/Progressive/Democratic Party bumper sticker on your car.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 03:10 AM

3. TT, what's the temp? It's been cool (cold) and raining all week here. No floods, though. n/t

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Sun May 24, 2015, 03:29 AM

4. Hello FW,

the temperature here in Wharton is 76 and it still hasn't started raining yet. It looks like the worst of this next rain spell is going to stay north of here, but it will probably hit the northern suburbs pretty severely. Nearly all of the lakes in the eastern half of the state are completely full with the only area of the state needing more rain is in the San Angelo/Abilene area. The Highland lakes upstream from Austin are above 40% full and still climbing and there were fairly heavy rains along the I-35 corridor, particularly west of San Antonio and Fort Worth.

I've been getting bit by insects a lot more within the past few days and I notice that the two cats that roam outside inside the apartment complex have fleas and are shedding a lot. The Siamese cat that has been wary of me over the last year is finally letting me pick him up while a gray and white tomcat is getting fat on the treats that I leave behind (he purrs when he eats). Other than that, I'm listening to 80s synthpop tonight and having a good time being lazy.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Sun May 24, 2015, 12:56 PM

7. I was under Tornado warning this morning in Fort Bend but the warning expired

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 09:53 AM

5. I went to Rice in Houston.

One of the things I learned (from my husband, a geologist) is that the soil n Houston swells whem wet, preventing water from percolating down. Combine that with the table top flatness, means heavy rain is a big problem.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 12:55 PM

6. This dam was on the local news this morning

People are really worried

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 01:02 PM

8. This is from one of the local news feeds on my twitter account

These are pictures of efforts being made to shore up this dam




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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 05:08 PM

9. Some Flooding here in Mesquite.

Its nasty outside atm, when its done gonna go help neighbors, some trees have been split.

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