AUSTIN (KXAN) – Amid a historically hot and dry summer, Central Texas faces its wettest week in months – and potentially our longest-lasting rain event since October of last year.
As we braced for the impacts of expected daily downpours and thunderstorms, some parts of our viewing area already felt the effects of last week’s round of showers.
The San Gabriel River is one of several Texas waterways reeling from a lack of rain this summer, but saw a substantial refilling last week after three days of rain. KXAN viewer Taylor Kellogg sent us before and after photos, taken Aug. 17 and Aug. 20.
As rain began to move through Central Texas Monday, KXAN viewers shared what it looked like where they lived. Gretchen Doyle’s video showed Shoal Creek rushing in north Austin.
Another viewer shared a time lapse of storms blowing through Lago Vista.
Rain pouring in a backyard in Georgetown left large puddles and showed a steady flow through a fence picket from a neighbor’s yard.
The storm also brought strong winds, which blew the trees in Robert Stephensen’s yard in south Austin as rain poured down.
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KXAN crews observed rushing water in Shoal Creek downtown, and flooding on roadways near 10th Street and Lamar Boulevard. Ray Canfield shared a video of waters lapping over the Shoal Creek Saloon’s deck.
See photos from viewers and KXAN crews below:
With more rain coming this week, we are encouraging viewers to send us their photos of the impacts to our creeks, rivers, and lakes. Submit yours to KXAN Report It or on KXAN’s social media pages.