Frio River Flooding of July 2002
Excessive rainfall in the Nueces River Basin led to flash flooding and eventually Record river flooding along the Frio River at Tilden. The previous record of 29.80 feet was set on June 28, 1997.
Beginning Monday afternoon July 1, the Frio River began to quickly rise from approximately 2 feet to 25 feet by late Monday evening July 1, surpassing the flood stage of 22 feet. The river continued to slowly rise over the next 9 days cresting at a new record high of 30.06 feet at 10:30 AM CDT July 10, 2002.
This flood caused extensive inundation from Tilden to Choke Canyon reservoir. See Photos
Click for Frio River Forecast Statistics at Tilden