Flood Warning for Guadalupe in Victoria, Major Flooding Possible
As the 23rd Anniversary of the Flood of 98 approaches. The National Weather Service has just issued a River Flood Warning for the Guadalupe River in Victoria with Major flooding possible!
MAJOR RIVER FLOOD WARNING ISSUED:
The Flood Warning continues for the Guadalupe River At Victoria. From Friday morning until further notice. At 2:15 PM CDT Thursday the stage was 6.8 feet. The flood stage is 21.0 feet. Major flooding is forecast.
The river is expected to rise above the flood stage late tomorrow morning and continue rising before cresting around 30.7 feet early Monday morning. Impact...At 31.0 feet, Major lowland flooding occurs.
WHAT WILL FLOOD
The river generally floods 40 square blocks of Greens Addition Subdivision. Areas west of Moody Street between Water Street and Constitution Street flood and access probably will be limited, including homes near Club Westerner. Much of the floodplain near and below the Guadalupe and San Antonio River confluence is flooded for several miles wide.
23RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE FLOOD OF 98
October 20th will mark the 23rd Anniversary of the Flood of 1998! Back in October 1998, 30-plus inches of rain fell upriver in San Marcos and New Braunfels, which caused the Guadalupe River to crest at a historic high that has not been seen since and we won't get that high this time. The Guadalupe crested in Victoria at 33.85 in 1998. Currently, the Guadalupe will crest will be around 31 feet, however, more rain upstream could change that forecast. There is a 20% chance of rain in Gonzales tomorrow before the weather clears up for the weekend.