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Oso Creek receding slightly

Creek expected to remain at flood stage through Sunday
Oso Creek expected to remain at flood stage through Sunday
Oso Creek slowly dropping
Posted at 12:24 PM, May 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-21 18:48:33-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — UPDATE (Friday 5 p.m.)

The Oso Creek is still at flood stage, but just barely.

The creek hit more than 26 feet after Wednesday's deluge.

It dropped to just more than 22 feet on Friday.

It's expected to remain at flood stage until Sunday afternoon.

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Oso Creek's rapid rise that began on Wednesday has now become a slow descent.

The water level at the creek hit its high point of 26.63 feet at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

Nearly 24 hours earlier, Oso Creek's water level was just under 9 feet.

From 7 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, heavy rain sent the water level up to 20 feet, which is considered moderate flood stage.

Even as the rain tapered off Wednesday evening, the creek continued to climb.

It hit 25 feet, major flood stage, at around midnight.

Thursday's 10 a.m. reading showed a slight drop to 26.49 feet.