Flooding Aftermath and the Morning Walk

Every morning we take the Whiskey Dog on a walk down to the creek, Shoal Creek for those of you out in Austinland. We started out nice and early and along the way I took some pictures of the post-flood damage.

Flood Aftermath

Flood Aftermath

Austin stood by the next branch to give you all an idea of how far the flood can move big things, Whiskey got into the action as well.

Austin and a giant downed tree

Austin and a giant downed tree

Whiskey and Austin assessing the damage

Whiskey and Austin assessing the damage

It's a pretty big branch in the way

It’s a pretty big branch in the way

Now that I look at it in the pictures it doesn’t look huge but these next pictures give a pretty good idea of what damage was done.

Pulled by the flood

Pulled by the flood

HUGE tree in the way

HUGE tree in the way

Whiskey takes a look

Whiskey takes a look

It's pretty close to falling off the bridge

It’s pretty close to falling off the bridge

More wash up.

More wash up.

All in all our area was alright. In the area south of Austin they can’t say the same thing. Many homes are a complete loss. If I didn’t know the history of Austin I wouldn’t have expected this kind of flooding here but our fair city has a huge history of amazing flooding. Austin is not a place that gets much rain, and we’re already in a drought (over 10 years long now) so our poor parched ground took as much as it could without flooding.

One of the most frustrating parts of these rains is the fact that they have all **just** missed raining in our very, VERY low Lake Travis which needs it so desperately. Hopefully we’re done with the rain for the season and we can just move into a calm fall. OH WAIT, it’s going to be 80 this weekend. Nevermind.

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