Bastrop, TEXAS (KXAN) - As the floodwaters in and around Austin move downstream, they will eventually put people in Bastrop County at risk. People living near and along the Colorado River are gearing up.
They could see flooding overnight and all the way into early Tuesday.
Officials with the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management are warning people to be prepared.
The river runs through Ferry Park in downtown Bastrop. Sunday night, the entrance was blocked off to keep people out, due to the threat of flash flooding.
Also, officials told KXAN Sunday night water was already flooding Upper Elgin River Road. That is in the western part of the county off of FM 969.
Sunday afternoon the Colorado River was slowly creeping up into a public city park in Webberville. Webberville is in Travis County, just a few miles from the Bastrop County line.
"We watched it rise about two inches in probably 15 minutes," said Ken Shipman, who was at the park with his family, "And it's been doing it every 15 minutes --every two inches or so."
Of course, the rainfall is welcome in central Texas, but it also a potential threat to some.
"I know some neighbors are getting their dogs out and other stuff," said Shipman, "They're worrying about [the water] getting too high, so it's quite and event."
Emergency management officials are warning people in the western end of the county to prepare for flooding in the next 24 hours. They put out a special notice to those living in the Lazy River area.
KXAN checked, and as of Sunday afternoon there weren't any flooding problems yet--just folks preparing.
Back at the park in Webberville, some people there were finding the best in the situation.
"I wish I had my boat because I would be out there," said Jake Lindsey, who was out fishing, "We all run jet boats out here. The only thing that stops a jet boat is vegetation. It will clog up your jet. This rain event will knock all that out."
Sub-freezing temperatures are forecast to continue in many areas through Sunday morning. Combined with an overrunning moisture pattern and upper level disturbance, some light freezing drizzle or sleet may form Saturday into Sunday morning.
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Sub-freezing temperatures and an approaching upper level disturbance could combine to produce some patchy freezing drizzle or sleet Saturday and early Sunday morning.