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May 31, 2016, 04:08:27 PM
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Peacerose

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 os  My house is not going to wash away, but it looks like we are in for a flood.   Lake Brownwood is 5 ft over the spillway.  The bridge over Pecan Bayou in town is closed from the flooding.  We are downstream from all this.  And we're supposed to have rain through the rest of the week.    eek  The creek will fill up and then every low spot on the farm will fill up. 

June 01, 2016, 10:06:27 AM
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Oh Lord Dawn! I was so hoping it was missing you!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep in touch Sweetie!  afraid Love you

June 01, 2016, 04:08:10 PM
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Water has never come into the buildings here, but all the ponds and slews will fill to overflowing and some places will be like little islands.  The cows have come up to a good place and the turkeys seem to be enjoying the situation.  I can see water across the dirt road in the woods.  It is from the Pecan Bayou backing up into Steppe Creek.  Marshall just came in and told me the slews are full.  The creek water stretches across the dirt road a little further down.  So we can't just go conveniently to every part of the farm, but that is the only "problem".

June 04, 2016, 02:49:44 PM
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Lake Brownwood has crested and this afternoon Pecan Bayou is supposed to crest.  The water has really come up here at the farm.  I'm about to go outside and take some pictures.  The buildings are still high and dry.   The pasture across from our front window is a big lake.  My son went over there on the ATV and even where it doesn't look flooded, there is an inch or two of water.

June 05, 2016, 12:37:20 AM
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Looking across the dirt road at the pasture:


Lookin down the dirt road to where the flood from Steppe Creek crosses:


Water headed for the slew:


Looking from the garden toward the slew:


This is the tree where Rosemary made her nest in a big pot.  The slew behind it is full up to the tree.


Looking from cow lot down toward the milk shed:

June 05, 2016, 12:26:52 PM
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The water has gone down a lot today!

June 05, 2016, 06:54:42 PM
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Lord, I'm glad ya'll are ok.....so many that aren't  hi5 hopefully you'll dry up soon......Never seen such!  heart Love you

June 16, 2016, 12:58:49 AM
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Here are some pictures of the flood aftermath.  The first one is the double gate that goes into the field where the clasping coneflowers were growing.  It is festooned with corn that came from the next field over (the neighbor's).


This is the tree next to the gate.  You can see how high the water was by the corn in the tree.


A jumble of logs with more corn.


The fence seperating the two kleingrass fields is also covered with corn, so the water had to flow through there, too.


This is from the top of the bank looking down to Steppe Creek.  The brown line shows where the water came up to.  We found more corn over here, too.  The grass and trees are not dead.  It's a thin layer of mud.


The way it looks you would think the man had no corn left, but his field looks gorgeous.  It all came from a strip where the water channelled across.

June 20, 2016, 12:43:48 PM
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Water that deep is scary......glad it's gone! Good pictures Dawn

June 21, 2016, 02:00:46 AM
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We couldn't see any of this while it was going on.  It was all kind of shocking.  Our farm didn't have any damage except water and debris pushed down fences in a couple places.  Plus all the ponds are full and the grass is growing, so everything is good.   sunny