The Blanco River at Wimberley is now forecast to set a new record high over the coming hours. With a peak forecast at 34.5 feet by 2 AM the river is forecast to set a new record. The previous crest was 33.3 feet set on May 18, 1929. At 31 feet disastrous life threatening flooding is expected. Over 100 homes and businesses in Wimberley will flood with numerous homes downstream also flooding.
…Forecast flooding increased from Major to Record severity…
The flood warning continues for the Blanco River At Wimberley.
* until late Monday night…or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 12:01 AM Sunday the stage was 32.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Record flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…The river level will continue rising to near 34.5 feet during the
first hour or two of Sunday morning. The river level will fall below flood stage
* Impact…At 31.0 feet…Disastrous life threatening flooding will flood over a
hundred homes and businesses in and near Wimberley in the Blanco River and
Cypress Creek flood plains. Many homes flood severely downstream in the lower
Blanco and San Marcos River flood plains near San Marcos. This level will
reach lower rural homes in the flood plain above Blanco to below San Marcos
and can trap and drown hundreds of livestock. Roads near the river are
* FLOOD HISTORY…THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 28.9 feet on Nov 16