Moderate Flooding Expected Along Nueces River
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – City officials have been closely monitoring the water flow into Lake Corpus Christi due to recent rains in our western watershed area. As of yesterday, lake levels reached 94 feet elevation, which is 100% capacity. The most recent forecasts are predicting Lake Corpus Christi to exceed the capacity of the Wesley Seale Dam. In order to limit downstream flooding of the Nueces River, reduce possible damage to the dam and maximize water storage capacity, officials have opened three flood gates on the Wesley Seale Dam.
The effects of the releases will be seen beginning Friday morning. This includes moderate flooding along low-lying areas near the Nueces River, including possible residential areas in Calallen and Bluntzer. Other areas which may also be affected include:
County Road 73
Hazel Bazemore Park
When flood conditions arise, the City and its partners work together to monitor incoming floodwaters using river gauges and other equipment to make responsible water release decisions. The City continues to monitor the situation with help of the National Weather Service which include forecast of potential flooding and monitor Lake Corpus Christi water levels. At this time, the City has not announced any evacuation notices and will notify the public if the situation changes.
For more information, contact Public Information Officer Gabriela Morrow at (361) 826-3583 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.