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Guadalupe River flooding possible for Crossroads

By ALLISON MILES
Jan. 27, 2012 at 2:05 p.m.
Updated Jan. 27, 2012 at 7:28 p.m.


What might happen

If flooding does occur, passing through certain areas of Victoria will require extra caution. Those areas include:

Fox and Fordyce roadsSaxet LakeAreas of Lower Mission Valley Road (Smith and Mexico roads)Select areas of Riverside ParkAgriculture interests both above and below the city of VictoriaSource: Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Victoria County Office of Emergency Management joint news release

Recent rains may bring possible flooding into the Crossroads' weekend forecast.

The Guadalupe River sat at 15.06 feet at 1 p.m. Friday and already had begun to rise, said Greg Wilk, forecaster for meteorology with the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi.

While the river was expected to rise to near 26.5 feet by Sunday morning, it could rise to 27 feet - or moderate flooding - in Victoria, he said.

In Bloomington, the river sat at 9.43 feet Friday afternoon, Wilk said, and was expected to rise above flood stage by early Saturday.

The Guadalupe is forecasted to reach near 27 feet by Monday morning, which qualifies as major flooding for Bloomington.

Although earlier forecasts called for higher river levels, Wilk said later revisions scaled expectations back.

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