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Moderate flooding expected over the weekend

By KBell
Sept. 8, 2010 at 4:08 a.m.


Rain from Tropical Storm Hermine continued to impact the Crossroads area Wednesday, leaving moderate flooding forecasts for the weekend.

At 8 a.m. Wednesday, the Guadalupe River was at 19.4 feet. Flood stage is 20 feet. The Guadalupe is expected to rise to 25.2 feet by Saturday morning, according to a forecaster with the National Weather Service.

A National Weather Service map of the Crossroads area shows Bloomington getting hit hardest by flooding within the next 48 hours.

Victoria, which received just under 3 inches of rain Wednesday, isn't expected to enter flood stage, the forecaster said.

According to the weather service, the San Antonio River is expected to rise on Friday and enter flood stage by Saturday, which will affect Victoria, Calhoun and Goliad counties.

As of Wednesday evening, the river was at 5.5 feet, but it is expected to crest around 31.8 feet by Sunday.

Flood stage is 25 feet.

The service has issued a flood warning for the Goliad area from Saturday afternoon until late Monday night, the forecaster said.

At 32 feet, roads and camp sites in the Goliad State Park flood, and livestock in lowlands above Goliad to the Guadalupe River could potentially be affected by high waters.

Western Refugio County could also see elevated water levels in small creeks and streams.

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