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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Boating on the Rio Grande => Topic started by: Jim on October 23, 2018, 12:48:22 PM
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
920 AM CDT Tue Oct 23 2018
...The National Weather Service in Midland has issued a flood warning
for the following rivers in Texas...
Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch affecting Brewster County
Rio Grande at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village affecting Brewster
Forecast rainfall is expected to cause rises to above flood stage
on the river levels on the Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch and
Boquillas-Rio Grande Village.
I thought we might see some of this, but itís come even sooner than I expected. There must be an awful lot of rain falling on the upstream watersheds. That forecast calls for the river level within the park to rise as much as ten feet in 24 to 48 hours.
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The real place to watch after Hurricane Willa makes landfall will be the Rio Conchos basin. The legendary 2008 flood was the result of a massive amount of moisture flowing from a tropical depression into the Rio Conchos watershed while the river's reservoirs were near full containment.
Willa is supposedly going to be strong enough to give us heavy rains in NC the end of the week so I can only imagine how much will be dropped over Mexico.
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