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Scenes From a Swollen River
Lens: DA 15, FA 31, DA 55-300 Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Along the Brazos River 
Posted By: Sailor, 06-04-2015, 06:33 AM

For the last several weeks, a good part of Texas has been plagued by violent storms and drenching rains. Consequently, the Brazos River crested in our part of the state (about 10 or 15 miles from the Gulf) a couple of days ago, so I took the opportunity to get some shots from a decent vantage point at a local park along the river.

Jer

The river is well outside its usual banks, but poses no flooding threat to the community:




Normally, the river is as lazy and placid as an inland lake on a windless day, but it exhibited a noticeable current the day I shot these pictures:






This camper truck must think its a boat:




Time for a compound and wax job:




Fortunately, the sunshine has returned to our neck of the woods, so I was able to celebrate that return by driving this guy over to the park (and getting there was half the fun):



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Great shots there Jer , I was wondering if you were effected by the all the moisture down there. We have seen some devastating shots from the Houston area.
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Our favorite part of Texas is up in Hill Country, Wimberley area was really hit hard, 400 homes lost along with many lives. Sad to see a State that has so much drought over the years get flooded like this. I don't believe Texas has a river that originates in another state and flows through it, so this is a tremendous amount of water generated within.
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QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
Great shots there Jer , I was wondering if you were effected by the all the moisture down there. We have seen some devastating shots from the Houston area.
Thanks, buddy. We did lose a tree in the backyard (cost me 800 bucks ), but we seem to have escaped largely unscathed. We do have some hail damage to the roof, apparently, so an insurance examiner will be taking a look at it in due course.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
Our favorite part of Texas is up in Hill Country, Wimberley area was really hit hard, 400 homes lost along with many lives. Sad to see a State that has so much drought over the years get flooded like this. I don't believe Texas has a river that originates in another state and flows through it, so this is a tremendous amount of water generated within.
They did have a rough time in Wimberley , Bob. And you're right - the drought is definitely over . . . . . . . . for now.

Jer

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