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Old 06-16-2008, 10:55 PM
 
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Hi all --- at the M&G we were talking about the floods and snows we had here in SA and it got me to thinking that many of you were not here for those storms --- so i thought i would post some pics ---

i looked for the snow pics but i realized they are all at my mom's house --- my dad has slides from the snowstorm in 1972 and we have actual photos from the snowstorm in 1985 --- it snowed again in 1987, but nothing compared to '72 & '85 --- if i can get my hands on those pics fairly soon i will post those ---

the following pics are from the HUGE flood we had Oct. 17th 1998 --- i worked with FEMA during this time selling flood insurance (ironically) and this was considered, at the time, San Antonio's 500yr flood ---

this pic was taken standing at my sliding glass door looking out into Leon Creek...


looking to the right from the door...


looking to the left from the door...


this pic was taken up by the fence looking over into the creek --- the water was not at it's highest, it rose about another 10ft, but never came up to the fence...










hope you enjoyed!!!
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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Very nice.

It nice to know it rained here once!
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Scary pics... thanks for posting them though!

Nearly every drought has ended in a major flood in our region... hopefully we can make an exception this time around.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Very nice pics. I use to walk down that creek looking for dinosaur tracks. Never found any that I could verify. Saw some individual tracks, but could have been erosion. You have to have at least two, preferably three tracks to be real trackways. I'm sure there are arrowheads around there.
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Scary pics... thanks for posting them though!

Nearly every drought has ended in a major flood in our region... hopefully we can make an exception this time around.
Great pics MrsTx! Thanks for sharing! Anthony, that's interesting!! What are the stats? Also, I was watching the weather this week and they talked about the 7 year drought? Can you enlighten us further?
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: san antonio/potranco area
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I remember that flood, my husband and I had our 1 year anniversary and he had made reservations (to suprise me) at a bed and breakfast in Luchenbach Texas -way before the flooding started. I knew nothing about his plans, but later found out that he and my mother had a huge fight because she did not think he should take me out in such bad weather (ya think!) He insisted though, as we were driving we saw car bumpers floating by- it was an anniversary to remember.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Just for perspective, can you post some pics of what Leon Creek normally looks like from your back yard?

Cheers! M2
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I got stuck in Houston that weekend...was helping a friend paint and couldn't get back into town until Tuesday because Cibolo Creek had flooded out I-10...and it never rained a drop in Houston the whole weekend.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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I got stuck in Houston that weekend...was helping a friend paint and couldn't get back into town until Tuesday because Cibolo Creek had flooded out I-10...and it never rained a drop in Houston the whole weekend.
I remember that as I was living in La Vernia. The Cibolo was a few miles wide. flooded the entire town except the schools. We were watching as hundreds of hay bails floated on by!
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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per major's request here are some pics of what leon creek usually looks like 99.9% percent of the time --- all dried up!!!




the very top white stake is where the water rose up to at it's highest in '98...


that should put into perspective just HOW MUCH water there truly was...
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