Turtle Creek has reached flood stage

Published 3:06 pm Thursday, September 23, 2010

Turtle Creek in Austin is under a flood warning and has reached the flood stage, according to the National Weather Service.

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The river is expected to reach 12.4 feet by 7 p.m. tonight, which will cause minor flooding along the creek in Austin.

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“Turtle Creek is a very rapidly rising creek,” said NWS meteorologist Jessica Brooks. “It doesn’t take long to rise up.”

At 7 a.m. this morning, Brooks said the creek was at five feet.

By Friday morning, the creek is expected to crest at 13.3 feet — roughly a foot shy of the creek’s flood record stage.

Flooding is not expected to begin along the creek outside of Austin until water levels reach 15 feet, which is not expected.

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