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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.





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