Water Releases from Lake Corpus Christi Increased to Accommodate Incoming Flood Waters

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – City officials continue to closely monitor the water flow into Lake Corpus Christi as the second wave of floodwaters enter the area. Since Lake Corpus Christi reservoir is at capacity water releases have increased.

As of this morning, three gates are open at full capacity and a fourth gate is partially open. The effects of the latest releases are expected to be seen beginning Thursday. Continued major flooding along low-lying areas of the Nueces River in Bluntzer and moderate flooding in Calallen are anticipated. Other areas affected include:

  • County Road 73

  • Hazel Bazemore Park

  • Labonte Park

Another wave of water has been identified in the Nueces River currently moving toward Three Rivers which may result in additional releases and sustained flooding into November. The City and its partners work together to monitor incoming floodwaters using river gauges and other equipment to make responsible water release decisions. The current capacity of the reservoirs are:

  • Choke Canyon Reservoir:         51.7%

    Lake Corpus Christi Reservoir: 100%

  • Combined Capacity:                   65.2%

  • Lake Texana:                               100%

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Gabriela Morrow at (361) 826-3583 or by email at gabrielam@cctexas.com.