Real-Edwards Conservation & Reclamation District River Flows
All river flow measurements were taken on Wednesday, June 10, 2021. We are thankful for the sporadic rains this past week. Many have received an abundance, and some have only received a small amount. As the saying goes, “we’ll take what we can get!” This is a great time to harvest rainwater to save for a dry spell.
REMINDER: Both Edwards and Real counties are in a Stage 3 Drought status. Now is the time to begin conserving water by using what you have efficiently.
The Nueces River crossing at Highway 55 South of Camp Wood near the dam increased its flow from the last measurement taken May 26, 2021, from 37,976 gpm to the current reading 49,570 gpm. At the McDonald Road crossing, the Nueces River increased from 20,861 gpm to 32,637 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 increased measurement of 42,063 gpm from the last measurement of 39,352 gpm. The Evergreen School crossing showed a decrease to 33,057 gpm from the last measurement of 34,004 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. Kent Creek crossing had an increased flow of 1,853 gpm from 1,153 gpm. Also, on RR336 is Rancho Real where the west prong of the Frio River meanders through Rancho Real, at the first crossing there was also an increased flow of 15,699 gpm from 6,499 gpm at last measurement.
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 an increased flow of 7,222 gpm from the last measurement of 6,244 gpm.
Following east on Ranch Road 337 past the cemetery is the serene Leakey Springs tributary of the Frio River. This crossing measure increased to 5,003 gpm from last measurement of 4,338 gpm.
Traveling east on FM 1120 past the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment (also known as Fulgham’s Crossing), the flow increased to 31,431 gpm from 14,309 gpm at last measurement.