Crews Measuring Water Levels Of Texas Rivers

Chelsea Wade
October 17, 2018 - 5:23 pm

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AUSTIN (KRLD) - Crews with the US Geological Survey are out -- measuring flooding throughout Texas. 

Teams have been surveying gauges on the Rio Grand, Red, San Antonio, Guadalupe, Colorado, Brazos and Trinity River Basins. Today, they'll flag high-water marks on the Llano River, west of Austin.

As of this morning, nearly 40 USGS gages are over National Weather Service flood levels, and water continues to rise at more than 170 gauges throughout the state. A flash flood watch has been issued for parts of Central Texas through this evening. 

The measurements are critical for resource managers and emergency responders... The data is used by the National Weather Service to develop forecasts and by the Corps of Engineers to manage flood control.

Real-time maps of flood conditions can be found on USGS' WaterCutWatch website.