Recent Rains in Central Texas to Impact Lake Corpus Christi Reservoir
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi is closely monitoring the heavy rainfall in the Central Texas area and has noted an increased amount of water entering the Nueces River near Asherton and Cotulla areas. Currently the predictions are noting approximately 90,000 acre-feet of water to move along the Nueces River into Lake Corpus Christi reservoir in the next 6 to 9 days.
Lake Corpus Christi reservoir currently sits at 92.98 feet with little room for a major inflow of water since the reservoir is full when the depth at Wesley Seale Dam is 94 feet. Based on current predictions the Wesley Seale Dam will reach maximum capacity again between October 24 – 27, 2018 resulting in the need to release water if the anticipated water moving along the Nueces River enters Lake Corpus Christi.
City officials have continued to rely on experts from the National Weather Service and River Prediction Center to help balance the integrity of the Wesley Seale Dam with downstream flooding. Citizens can also view the hydrologic models from the National Weather Service at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=ewx.
The City will continue to monitor the situation closely and adjust any water releases as necessary to protect property along Lake Corpus Christi, the Wesley Seale Dam and along the Nueces River downstream. Citizens can sign up for emergency notifications at www.reversealert.org.
For more information, contact Public Information Officer Gabriela Morrow at (361) 826-3583 or by email at GabrielaM@cctexas.com.