Twin Buttes Reservoir's North Pool is up nearly three feet from December levels. This is due to steady flow from the South Concho River and two creeks, Dove Creek and Spring Creek. Twin Buttes is the only lake in the city's water supply arsenal to rise over this period. Weather predictions call for a wet weekend with potential runoff.
The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement:
HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND ACROSS MUCH OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...
A POTENT UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM WILL APPROACH WEST CENTRAL TEXAS THIS WEEKEND... BRINGING WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...1. THE MOST WIDESPREAD AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS MOST LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.2. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE LIKELY... WITH TOTALS OVER 4 INCHES POSSIBLE IN SOME LOCATIONS.3. WITH SOILS STILL WET FROM THE RAIN ON TUESDAY... RAINFALL THIS WEEKEND SHOULD QUICKLY SATURATE THE SOIL. FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS... LOW WATER CROSSINGS... AND OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL.
IN ADDITION... ALTHOUGH THE HEAVY RAINFALL IS THE GREATEST THREAT... A FEW STORMS REACHING SEVERE LEVELS CAN NOT BE RULED OUT. THE STORM SYSTEM WILL BE SLOW TO MOVE... SO SOME CHANCE OF RAIN WILL LINGER WELL INTO NEXT WEEK. RESIDENTS OF WEST CENTRAL TEXAS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR A VERY WET WEEKEND.