September 8, 2010
I had most of the day off - I had to go to the doctor for a tick bite that I got while hiking at the preserve on Monday, which subsequently got all red and gnarly. (Ten days of doxycycline for me!)
So this afternoon we drove down Parmer Lane to check out the flooding from last night's rain.
The first shot is Brushy Creek Lake from the Parmer bridge - the water is right at the base of the bridge (the power lines are about two feet above the water). That amounts to something like eighteen feet of water under the bridge. The second shot is of the park on the other side of Parmer - all the football, soccer and baseball fields are under at least six feet of water, if not more.
There was still water over Brushy Creek road this afternoon. Our local hike/bike trail will be wiped out.
The Lower Colorado River Authority says we got 8-1/2 inches of rain in the last 24 hours in our neighborhood. (One of Bren's clients who lives nearby said they had 14 inches in their rain gauge.)