Water, water everywhere….

amywink January 30th, 2012

After this past week’s deluge, we didn’t drive this weekend but instead walked the back pasture to look at the damage. A “sometimes” creek meanders through the east side of Lisa and Benjy’s property but after 6+ inches of rain (the rain gauge filled to overflowing at 6 inches) the creek became a raging torrent that probably spread 30 to 40 yards wide and who knows how deep and fast. The debris ripped through the barbed wire fence, taking down three stakes and opening the pasture for the neighbors cows. The horses, Kid and Popeye had been removed from the pasture that night so they spent their night safely in the “front” pastures while Will and Windy stayed in their stalls.

Despite the damage, we are all thrilled. The tanks are completely filled and water, water everywhere, and *every* drop to drink!

This large tank was down 20 -30 feet before the rains.

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Here’s “our” side of the fence line–note the debris against the fence, stacked probably 2 or 3 feet high.

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And “their side”

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This is the northern side of the pasture, on the other end of the creek, where more debris piled up against the trees.

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And this is the San Marcos river as it flows through Luling at Zedler’s Mill

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One Response to “Water, water everywhere….”

  1. Stevenon 31 Jan 2012 at 9:58 am

    Man — that’s a lot of water. Sorry about the flooding, but things sure look better around here overall, don’t you agree?

    My great-grandfather’s sister, Frances Maude Self Talley (Aunt Maude), was born in a community called Zedlar’s Mill in 1895. It was in Gonzales County, but I think it was where the Zedler family ran a mill before moving to Luling.

    http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvz15

    I’ve been trying to find it on a map, but haven’t had much luck…

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