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Water Resources Outlook - June 18 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 6/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook for June 18

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Road Closures after Tropical Storm Bill

KAGS TV

Date: 6/17/2015 4:07:00 PM

WASHINGTON COUNTY-FM 1155 is closed at New Year’s Creek due to flooding. · FM 1948 in Washington County at Lake Somerville. · FM 2548 in Madison County at Trinity River. · FM 3478 in Walker County at Trinity River. FM 3059, east of SH 75, in Freestone

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More rainfall downstream slows releases from Somerville

Brenham Banner-Press

Date: 6/17/2015 11:42:00 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has slowed water being released from Lake Somerville after Tropical Storm Bill brought heavy rains downstream in the Brazos River’s watershed. The corps, which manages water in the reservoir, is trying to balance how much

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Bill Blamed For Road Closures

KGNS

Date: 6/17/2015 7:43:00 AM

List of roadways still closed from our May flooding: • FM 1948 in Washington County at Lake Somerville. • FM 2548 in Madison County at Trinity River. • FM 3478 in Walker County at Trinity River. FM 3059, east of SH 75, in Freestone County is closed

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Bill Blamed For Road Closures

KBTX

Date: 6/17/2015 6:38:00 AM

MILAM COUNTY FM 485 West at Big Elm is closed due to flooding GRIMES COUNTY FM 1774 at Holland Creek FM 3090 at Coleman Bottom Road This is the list of roadways still closed from our May flooding: • FM 1948 in Washington County at Lake Somerville

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• River: Brazos River
• Length: 85 Miles
• Surface Area: 11,456 Acres
• Volume: 160,100 Acre Feet
Somerville Lake is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; it is located northwest of Brenham, Texas. The dam lies in Washington County, and is also managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The reservoir was impounded in 1967; it provides flood control, water for irrigation, and a site for recreational activities.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also maintains multiple recreational facilities on the lake. There are four parks located near the lake; Rocky Creek Park and Yegua Creek Park are developed parks and Pecan Lake Park and McCain Park are undeveloped parks. Fishing and boating are also popular activities on the lake.
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