All river flow measurements were taken on August 11, 2021. August, so far, has been hot and dry. Remember, harvesting rainwater is a great solution for a future dry spell or as supplemental watering for your garden.
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 had a decreased flow of 33,307 gpm, while last reading was 37,877 gpm. At the McDonald Road crossing north of Camp Wood, the Nueces River also decreased in flow to 18,893 gpm from last measurement of 19,965 gpm.
The South Llano River dips into northern Edwards County where it borders Kimble County and crosses Highway 377 twice where flows can be measured. For the crossing at Telegraph, the South Llano revealed an increased flow of 36,770 gpm from the last measurement of 31,672 gpm. The Evergreen School crossing also showed an increase of 28,763 gpm from last flow measurement of 27,616 gpm.
On Ranch Road 336 approximately 10 miles north of Leakey, Kent Creek flows into the west prong of the Frio River. Kent Creek crossing shows a decreased flow of 890 gpm from last measurement of 1,275. Also, on RR336 is the Rancho Real subdivision where the west prong of the Frio River meanders toward Leakey. The first crossing in Rancho Real showed a decreased flow of 6,366 gpm from last measurement of 9,079 gpm.
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 of the Frio River. Mill Creek crossing showed a decreased flow of 5,821 gpm from the last measurement of 6,227 gpm.
Moving slightly east on Ranch Road 337 past the Leakey Floral cemetery is the serene Leakey Springs tributary of the Frio River. This crossing revealed a slight decrease in flow of 4,136 gpm from last measurement of 4,252 gpm.
Traveling east on FM 1120 past the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment (also known as Fulgham’s Crossing), the flow showed a decreased measurement of 12,215 gpm from last measurement of 12,832 gpm. Use our water sources wisely.