All river flow measurements were taken on Thursday, April 15, 2021. According to the latest drought
map from the U.S. Drought Monitor, drought conditions are continuing to increase. With under-average
rainfall last year and under-average rainfall predicted for the coming summer, we will likely see our
water well levels and river flows decrease. Expect to see increasing signs of drought in our area.
REMINDER: Both Edwards and Real counties are in a Stage 3 Drought status. Be aware of fire
hazards as well as dropping water levels. And pray for relief!
The Nueces River crossing at Highway 55 South of Camp Wood near the dam decreased its flow from the
the last measurement is taken in October 2020, from 25,804 pm to a current reading of 24,037 GPM.
Interestingly, the Nueces River at McDonald Road crossing increased from October 2020 of 14,564 GPM
to a current measurement of 20,655 GPM.
The South Llano River dips into northern Edwards County where it borders Kimble County and crosses Highway 377 twice. For the crossing at Telegraph, the South Llano measured an increase in flow to 36,775gpm from the last measurement of 28,701 gpm. The Evergreen School crossing slightly decreased to 32,956 gpm from the last measurement of 41,956 gpm.
On Ranch Road 336 approximately 10 miles north of Leakey, Kent Creek crosses under the road and flows into the west prong of the Frio River. This crossing had a slight decreased flow of 874 gpm from the April 2021 measurement of 966 gpm. Also, on RR336 is Rancho Real where the west prong of the Frio River twists and meanders. At the first crossing in Rancho Real, there was also a slight decreased flow of 4,163 gpm from 5,0323 gpm at last measurement in April 2021.
On U.S. Highway 83 north of Leakey, Mill Creek Road crosses the east prong of the Frio River before it merges with the west prong. This crossing showed a decreased flow of 2,640 GPM from the April 2021 measurement of 5,539 GPM.
Following east on Ranch Road 337 and past the cemetery is the serene Leakey Springs tributary that flows into the Frio River. This crossing measured a slight decrease to 3,027 gpm from last measurement of 3,345gpm.
Traveling east on FM 1120 past the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment (also known as Fulgham’s Crossing), the flow decreased to 10,375 gpm from 11,991 GPM last measurement in April 2021.