Real-Edwards Conservation & Reclamation District
River Flows for May 2020
Both the Nueces River flows were taken on May 5, 2020. Each had a decrease in flow from past measurements. The Dam crossing on Hwy 55 south of Camp Wood was flowing at 53,985 gpm (gallons per minute) in April and is now flowing at 46,136 gpm. The McDonald crossing was flowing at 29,086 gpm in April and is now flowing at 27,086 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 May 5, 2020. 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 in April and now has a flow of 51,572 gpm. At the Evergreen School crossing, the flow in April was 73,088 gpm and the flow is now 41,182 gpm.
On Ranch Road 336 North of Leakey is Kent Creek which flows into the West Prong of the Frio River. This crossing showed a decrease in flow from 1,514 gpm to 201 gpm. Further north on RR 336 in Rancho Real, the 1st crossing of the West Prong of the Frio River recorded a decrease in flow of 7,310 gpm to 5,784 gpm. Both crossing measurements were taken on May 5, 2020, and both continue to have some debris and gravel impeding flow.
On May 5, 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 in April and now flows at 3,381 gpm.
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 from 9,580 in April to 7,847 in May. Moving down the Frio River to FM 1120 past the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment (Fulgham’s Crossing), this flow decreased from 17,348 gpm in April to 13,268 gpm in May. Again, both crossing measurements were taken on May 5, 2020.