Here is the view this morning. The water level has dropped about 5-6 feet from last night.
The water looks pretty calm…but believe me, that’s only on the surface…and as you will see, it gets wild just a few feet from here.
For those who don’t remember my earlier bayou photos, this is what it was in September 2011…quite a difference! The banks are about 10′ deep and as you can see, we have a very sandy, rocky, flat bottom.
Where the red railing is, there are rocks underneath that used to be a rock dam made when the dropped the 2nd concrete bridge.
Here we have water swirling over the tops of the rocks.
This is the other side of the bridge after the rock rapids. We counted several downed treees and a couple of broken ones. Look at those white caps, lol.
Here the water is heading south to Lake Brownwood. Talking to our rancher neighbor who lives at the lake, he said it’s risen about 2 feet so far and the water is still running. You can see the normal water channed…the area between the trees towards the right of the photos.
The rancher neighbor owns all the land across the road from our house. This is his pasture looking towards Brownwood from the bridge. If you enlarge the photo, you can see all the laid down grasses where the water was up in his pasture.
On our property, the water came up on the lower pasture as far back as you can see here…the bayou is on the immediate left. The pole standing towards the left is leaning today. It was under about 4 feet of water last night.
While the water is rushing, the rains were soft, gentle showers in our area. Our gauge showed 4″ this morning. Everything is bright green today and all the soaking water will do the grass and trees good, not to mention the blessing of water in the lakes.
Susan ~ Patchkat