Guadalupe River Flooding of July, 2002
Excessive rainfall in the Guadalupe River Basin led to flash flooding and eventually major river flooding along the lower Guadalupe River Basin.
While the most devastating flooding along the Guadalupe River was in the San Antonio and New Braunfels area, major flooding also occurred in the Victoria area. Beginning Monday afternoon July 1, the Guadalupe River began to slowly rise from approximately 8 feet to 10 feet by early Tuesday morning July 2. The river rose more sharply and reached flood stage (21 feet) over the next 24 hours.
During the next eight days, the river rose gradually reaching 30.36 feet in Victoria on Wednesday July 10 at 8pm. At the Dupont plant in Bloomington, flooding occurred in a similar manner. Flooding was mainly confined to the southwest side of Victoria including Riverside Park, low roadways along Highway 59, and the flood plain from Victoria south to the San Antonio River Confluence. See Photos
At the early stages of the event, the NWS Corpus Christi received hundreds of phone calls from concerned citizens along the Guadalupe River. Many were significantly impacted by the floods of 1998. How does this flood compare with the record floods of 1998?
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