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Finally getting some tank water #7281537 09/09/18 02:14 PM
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So far this past week over 8.5 inches. Tanks are not full but at least are now catching some water.

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It is nice to see the tanks full.
About 8 inches here in Helotes. Only about an inch Hext, and we really need it there.


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We finally have rain here in New Braunfels. banana

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Re: Finally getting some tank water [Re: don k] #7281593 09/09/18 03:15 PM
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Hey Don, wasn't paying attention and posted up on rain also sorry!

9 inches since yesterday morning east of you at the lake.

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Originally Posted By: BowsnRods
Hey Don, wasn't paying attention and posted up on rain also sorry!

9 inches since yesterday morning east of you at the lake.
River is up some in town. Lake is going to need more than this to do a lot of good. Did you bankrupt Choushatta or they still operating. We are going week after next and did not know if they were still in business after you being there.

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Glad to hear you are getting some good soaking rains. I am only at 1.20" total since Sept 3rd. here now. I was at .38" in Live Oak county when I went on Friday and it does not look like more than .20-.30" more since then on radar composite. If there is a hole in a shower, I am in that hole.



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At my place in Zavala co we had only had 1.5” total since March. I had been hauling 3 rounds of hay to the buffs every 2 or 3 days. Finally gave in and had a semi load of very expensive rounds delivered. 2 days later the bottom fell out and we’ve had about 6” so far.

Sometimes you gotta spend some $ to prime the pump.


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Originally Posted By: therancher
At my place in Zavala co we had only had 1.5” total since March. I had been hauling 3 rounds of hay to the buffs every 2 or 3 days. Finally gave in and had a semi load of very expensive rounds delivered. 2 days later the bottom fell out and we’ve had about 6” so far.

Sometimes you gotta spend some $ to prime the pump.

Thank you.
I washed my truck last Friday before I headed out of town, glad to do my part.


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Re: Finally getting some tank water [Re: don k] #7281668 09/09/18 04:30 PM
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Another 2.25 so 10.75" this week. Amazing and it has not flooded. Shows how dry it was.

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Had a good time, we stayed at the Grand. I saw Terry Bradshaw while we were there, he was filming a commercial. I did pretty good, won enough to buy 3 tons of protein. I hope you have a great trip.

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Originally Posted By: BowsnRods
Had a good time, we stayed at the Grand. I saw Terry Bradshaw while we were there, he was filming a commercial. I did pretty good, won enough to buy 3 tons of protein. I hope you have a great trip.
If you bought 3 tons of double down you did very good.

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I had 4.25” of rain this weekend on the Lee/Bastrop county line, we had rain all around this week but kept missing out so it was nice to finally get some.

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All of our tanks are overflowing, the water is going around the dam on the far side. The shoreline is past where the small scrub mesquite is sticking out of the water. My guess it about 40 feet out of the normal bank.

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This is the normal level. All that green grass is under water. The arrow in the lower left corner is about where the top picture was taken



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I'm in Western Bastrop County near the Bastrop/Caldwell county line.
The rain has missed up almost completely until this week.

We got 1.3" Friday/Saturday and another 2" Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
We still had visible weather cracks on Saturday!
The ground was so dry that almost all of that soaked right in and barely started running off.
I did catch about 6" in my big stock tank but it's still 10-11 feet below full.

I need about another 2-3 inches to fill my stock tanks but Man, there are green shoots everywhere this morning and the cows are happy.
My hay field was basically done with no yield this year but is showing hope since this rain.


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buddys quail lease in Encino looks like mid spring....Quail #s are around last years which was a great year..Consistent rain showers have blessed his pasture....

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our counties average rainfall is 19 inches per year - we are now over 12 inches in the last several days. Creek are running and ponds are full - south texas


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That's good to hear, just left from the Hill Country. Was looking poor.


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12.75 inches as of yesterday afternoon. And did not flood.

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Had about 5 inches at the house this past week. Last night I mowed my grass.. in a driving rain at times, was getting so overgrown just had to get it done. According to Farm logs ranch in Duval Co. got 3 inches on sept 3 and 1.25 on sept 10.


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Originally Posted By: don k
12.75 inches as of yesterday afternoon. And did not flood.


Hard to imagine how dry it's been up there. These rains on a normal year would have had every creek and river rolling... Friend near Tarpley has had 17 inches and the Hondo finally came on a rise Sunday. I'm at 11.10. Only had 12 for the year before this started.

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