UPDATE: Flood warning has been cancelled: Colorado River near Ballinger


SAN ANGELO, Texas — April 25, 2019 — UPDATE: The flood warning has been cancelled.


A flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Colorado River near Ballinger.

The river is expected to crest its minor flooding stage of 18′ this afternoon, reaching an expected maximum stage of 18.7′, which will cause minor flooding in pasture lands and low-lying areas near the river.

Runoff from heavy rains in Mitchell, Nolan, Coke and Runnels counties is flowing in Elm Creek and the Colorado River making its way to the O.H. Ivie Reservoir, triggering the flood warning.

Oak Creek Reservoir and Ballinger Lake have over-topped their spillways, by seven-tenths and nine-tenths of a foot, respectfully.

As of 6:00 a.m. this morning, Oak Creek stands at 106% full, and O.H. Ivie has gained over 4,400 acre-feet (1.4 billion gallons) of water impounded in the last 48 hours and is rising rapidly. It will several days before a full assessment of water gained can be made.

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