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Old 05-27-2015, 08:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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45.6% full....you go Medina Lake.....
Already?! That was fast!!!
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:52 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:14 PM
 
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The function of Medina Lake has nothing to do with flood control. It is an irrigation reservoir established by the Medina Irrigation Company commonly called Mico. There's a settlement there by that name as well. There is another dam downstream from the Medina Dam that diverts water into a canal system. The system runs water to farms at Castroville, Lytle, and Devine. The canals themselves have dams on them and if you are on the canal, can buy water for crops. If you go thru Castroville, as you go up the steep hill headed west, you'll cross what looks like a creek. That's one of the canals. Lytle is covered with them. At one time if you had a canal on your property you were required to pay a usage fee regardless if you used the water or not.
Since we have so many new folks moving in, I thought maybe you weren't aware of it. Here's a little history on it.
MVFD Brief History of Mico and dam construction
History of the Medina Dam Medina Lake Preservation Society
This is a really informative site, thanks for sharing. Another source of information is a book that was written called Ripples.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
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We're going to get another round of storms tonight... let's hope that the lake fills up more, and those upstream and downstream are safe.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:22 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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Great news to hear. Been following the storms and the water levels at Medina Lake closely from afar. When I was out there last year the lake looked nothing like the one I had grown up with. Here's to hoping these levels hold for awhile!
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:49 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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48.1 at this time - bet it's gonna jump again from last nights' rains!
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:04 AM
 
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Lake must be rising due to falling oil prices.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:16 AM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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48.1 at this time - bet it's gonna jump again from last nights' rains!
Yes sir, we got about 2.5 inches about a stone's throw from the river at Pipe Creek, plenty of runoff around these parts this morning. Lookin' good.
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:00 AM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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