Texas Hill Country Flooding
Most pictures are worth a thousand words, this one is not. The water was much higher and Bullhead Creek which flows through my ranch, wiped out three crossings. For several days I was isolated between two of those crossings. The third crossing was obliterated and only several days of bulldozer work will restore the culverts washed away. The water at the other two eventually receded and access to the outside world was restored but only with four-wheel drive due to the gravel and silt deposits. I was fortunate in that no buildings or humans were washed away. Many parts of Texas suffered far more. The tragedy to the community and area in which I live is for the people who work on the ranches. Many water gaps have been wiped out, fences washed away, construction projects halted and the county road maintenance crews have been working overtime to open the roads. Areas have been isolated for over a week. Most of us out here are accustomed to the inconvenience of living in paradise, but enough is enough. Please no more rain for a while.