Water experts at Texas A&M say the runoff from as little as 2-inches of rain can fill a 55-gallon drum.
An interesting story continues to develop here in North Texas. A luxury home is literally teetering on the edge of a limestone cliff and falling, little by little, some 70 feet below into Lake Whitney.
Heavy rain in West Texas brings some drought relief.
North Texas is already nine inches behind in rainfall for 2014. That has home owners bracing for dying lawns, boaters left high and dry at lakes and meteorologists looking at the water in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Thunderstorms are dumping what CBS 11 Storm Team Meteorologists say could eventually be inches of rain across North Texas. Heavy rain, lightning and wind gusts of up to 50 mph are flooding streets and blowing debris about.
Thursday’s heavy rains across parts of North Texas put at least a small dent in our years-long drought.
Streets have flooded and a handful of houses have water rushing through them on the south side of town.
There is no escaping the signs of the plummeting lake levels in Granbury. Boat ramps are landlocked, islands and debris are appearing everywhere, and boat docks are high and dry.
We’ve been watching storms far to the west today. These storms are the result of upper-level system that brings storm into our forecast for Easter Sunday.
They have had to go swimming to save livestock, seen homes sit on islands, and watched roads turn into rivers. Now residents on Fort Worth’s east side are joining together to try to find a solution to flooding they’ve all fought on their own.
Large areas of the state have fallen into severe drought as a typically wet season remains relatively dry.
It is a project intended to alleviate flooding on a notoriously flood prone Fort Worth road. Ironically, weekend rains and construction caused a portion of Trinity Boulevard behind Bell Helicopter to collapse.