The Department of Transportation has brought in heavy-duty pumps to draw the water from the depression into the Trinity River. As of Saturday afternoon, North Texas is a mere .69″ away from becoming the wettest month in history.
Dallas gets hit hard with intense storms and flooding — 11 people remain missing — two were found dead Friday. Meanwhile, the Trinity River is nearly 12 feet above flood stage.
Lake Ray Roberts is at more than 644 feet, more than a foot higher than Thursday, and 12 feet above full.
Jay Seffern has watched Lake Lewisville swallow his backyard and creep up to his patio’s steps.
The Trinity River has crested, but it is still considered dangerous, because more rain is on the way into DFW on Monday afternoon.
The Trinity River is a sight to see right now. All that water had pushed its levels to the highest in years. It’s also dark, murky water that can hide dangerous debris.
The severe weather threat for Memorial Day is very high. The primary risks will be damaging winds and large hail, but some isolated tornadoes are possible on Monday.
If that happens, it would be only the seventh time since Lewisville Dam was built.
More rain is in the weather forecast on Tuesday, and it continues throughout the rest of the week. All of this rainfall has the City of Dallas making preparations for potential flooding.
The Army Corps Of Engineers says its flood control system is working as designed.
The Army Corps of Engineers is working to keep the lake from overflowing without flooding homes downstream.
A Denton County woman and her neighbors have been watching an unpredictable trespasser on their property — the Trinity River. The water began rising as warnings of possible flooding reached their home Monday night.