Real-Edwards Conservation & Reclamation District River Flows for April 2020

Both the Nueces River flows were taken on April 18, 2020. Each had a slight increase in flow from recent rain showers. The Dam crossing on Hwy 55 south of Camp Wood was flowing at 53,985 gpm (gallons per minute), and the McDonald crossing was running at 29,452 gpm. The McDonald crossing continues to have several pipes that are reduced in flow due debris and gravel.

Both Llano River crossings in northern Edwards County were taken on April 18, 2020, after the bountiful rain showers. As you can see, there is a decrease in flow for both Telegraph and Evergreen crossings. For the crossing at Telegraph on Highway 377, the South Llano River had a flow of 66,239 gpm. At the Evergreen School crossing, the flow decreased to 73,088 gpm. Both crossings continue to have several pipes congested with debris and gravel.

On Ranch Road 336 North of Leakey is Kent Creek which flows into the West Prong of the Frio River. This crossing showed a slight decrease in flow of 1,514 gpm. Further north on RR 336 in Rancho Real, the 1st crossing of the West Prong of the Frio River recorded a slight increase in flow of 7,310 gpm. Both crossing measurements were taken on April 21, 2020, and both continue to have some debris and gravel impeding flow.

On April 21, 2020, east on Ranch Road 337 and past the cemetery is the serene Leakey Springs tributary that flows into the Frio River. This crossing measurement showed a flow of 3,701 gpm. This is the only crossing that does not appear to have debris or gravel hindering flow.

Heading north on Hwy 83, Mill Creek Road crosses the East Prong of the Frio River. The flow at this crossing showed a slight decrease to 9,580 gpm. Moving down the Frio River to FM 1120 past the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment (Fulgham’s Crossing), this flow increased to 17,348 gpm. Again, both crossing measurements were taken on April 21, 2020, and both have debris and gravel impeding flow in some pipes.

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