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      Heavy rainfall brings much needed water to Canadian River

      Canadian River

      L ast night there was a flood advisory for the Canadian River, just north of Amarillo. This heavy rainfall brought some much needed water to the river.

      "T he rain's landed in a pretty good spot. We went down to the river last night at about eleven o'clock and it was flowing at over fifteen-thousand cubic feet per second. Which is quite a bit of water from what we're used to ," said Kent Satterwhite with Canadian River Municipal Water Authority

      S atterwhite said the last time Lake Meredith saw a rise was in 2008. It rose to about eight feet. If the water from yesterday flows directly into the lake, there could be about a 3 feet rise.

      H owever, Sattlewhite said there are many factors that play a part in how much water will actually make it there. Things such as evaporation and overflow all need to be taken into consideration.

      " I t'll be interesting to see how much of that does you know, get into the lake. Theres several places for losses. With this big of a flow, it spills out of the channels that there is. But I think most of that water will get to the lake eventually ," Satterwhite said.

      Sattlewhite said it could take up to two weeks to see a rise in levels.