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Jul 1, 2013 4:02 PM by Meteorologist Matt Terhune

Nueces River Flood Is Adding Water To Lake Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI- On Sunday, Corpus Christi got 1.34 inches of rain, but we still ended about an inch below normal for the month of June.

It was a very wet June in the western half of our watershed. That's the where the Nueces River flows.

6 to 12 inches of rain came down there at the beginning of June and flooded the river.

Rain amounts

That water is headed our way. The Nueces River feeds Lake Corpus Christi with water.

Nueces River

A River Flood Warning is in effect because just below Tilden, the Nueces River, Noon Monday, rose above its minor flood stage of 14.0 feet.

It's forecasted to get to its moderate flood stage of 16 feet Tuesday before Noon.

The river will then rise to around 17 feet Thursday morning and remain above flood stage until Sunday.

At 16 feet moderate lowland flooding occurs. hunting cabins, oil field tanks and pumps are affected, and livestock become isolated.

The forecast of how high Lake Corpus Christi will rise is questionable because of the sun evaporation affect, but most meteorologist believe its capacity will rise at least 10%.

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