Water Releases Continue, Lake Corpus Christi Expected to Reach Max Capacity
CALALLEN (Kiii News) -
Water releases continue at Lake Corpus Christi in Mathis due to the large inflows coming into the lake from upstream. So what impact are those releases having on people living downstream along the Nueces River? We spoke with a couple of folks who live along County Road 73 near Calallen and they say they've definitely noticed the river rising.
The results of the water releases as that water is making its way onto the roads and into some yards. Folks living along the Nueces River say they've tied up and secured their possessions and anything at risk of being affected by flooding.
Denise Leseure who lives near the Nueces River said, "it's come up probably about 5 feet since about Friday. Right now it's got about another foot before it's over the top and into the yard so since Friday we had a huge increase in the river flow."
Rose Smith said, "we have a doc and in the doc, is several feet high and right now it's completely underwater. the doc on the back yard."
The lake is expected to reach it's full capacity by Monday or Tuesday.