The county really took last weeks rain in stride as San Jacinto County “weathered the weather”. The amount of rain that fell was so fast accumulating that the rivers and streams swelled like balloons.
Highway 150 West at the West Fork of the San Jacinto River, the water was well out it banks and approaching the street level of the bridge. This portion of the river at normal range is a trickle. Adjacent is Sand Creek which normally is just as its name “sand”. The two waterways filled and the two become one. Water flooding pastures with cattle moving to higher ground. According to Wayne Golden the water behind his place had not been that high since 1994.
TxDot was out inspecting the conditions on Highway 150 West and at FM 945 North, which was closed on Thursday at the San Jacinto River due to the water running over the highway.
Reports of water over FM 2025 just east of FM 945 South was reported late Thursday evening by commuters coming home from work. A visit out to the Lake Livingston Dam at the Trinity River found all gates open and flooding into the Browder's Campground area. The rivers had swollen once again in San Jacinto County.