A man and woman canoe through a flooded Houston area street on May 30, 2015. Photo by David Philip/AP.
During our research for Texas Rising, we came across some incredible photographs that we wanted to share here. Its been two weeks since we’ve had any significant rainfall in north Texas, but the state is still recovering from the widespread damage caused by record breaking rainfall, which according to the National Weather Service, dumped 37 trillion gallons of water on the state just in May alone.
If you spend any amount of time paddling the Texas outdoors, then these photos should be required viewing…
A muddy Trinity River threatens to spill over the levies near downtown Dallas. Photo by Brandon Wade/AP.
A couple of onlookers atop what’s left of the Fischer Store Road bridge which used to straddle the Blanco River near Wimberley, Texas. The bridge was destroyed by a 40-foot rise in the river on May 24. Photo by Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman.
Swift water rescue personnel assisting a stranded man after Shoal Creek overflowed its banks and inundated major roads in Austin. Photo by Alberto Martinez/Austin American-Statesman.
Large trees rest atop the bridge at Highway 12 in Wimberley after the Blanco River. Photo by Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman.
A homeowner picks up a lamp as family and friends clean up what’s left of their home which was washed away by a record flood in Wimberley, Texas. Photo by Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News.
Once the water receded, several alligator gar were found trapped in a chain link fence near the Wesley E. Seale Dam in Corpus Christi. TPWD biologists believe the gar were caught in the fence’s links swimming against the flood’s current. Photo courtesy of KRISTV.com.
Picnic pavilions on Lake Lewisville in The Colony, Texas sit underwater in this photograph taken on May 29, 2015. Photo by Brandon Wade/AP.
A man examines the remains of a friend’s vacation home on the Blanco River. The flood hit with such force that it bent steel reinforced cement stilts designed to keep the house out of the rising river. They were no match for 40-foot rise seen on the Blanco on May 24th. Photo by Eric Gay/AP.
Claremore, Oklahoma fire Captain Jason Farley was attempting to rescue a family that was trapped in a duplex by a flooding creek when he lost his step in swift water and was washed away. His body was found in a storm drain two hours later. Photo courtesy of the Claremore Fire Department.
Motorists are stranded along I-45 along North Main in Houston after storms flooded the area on May 26. Overnight heavy rains caused flooding closing some portions of major highways in the Houston area. Photo by Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP.
The USGS flow gauge for the Blanco River near Wimberley registered a forty-foot rise early in the morning of May 24, 2015. The flash flood killed a dozen people and destroyed hundreds of homes.
Ranchers wade chest deep in water while trying to herd cattle from a swollen creek near Mexia, Texas, on May 11. The cattle eventually made it to higher ground. Photo by Rod Aydelotte/AP.
What’s left of the Fischer Store Road bridge stands over the still swollen Blanco River near Wimberley, Texas. The bridge was destroyed after the flash flood over Memorial Day weekend. Photo by Jay Janner/Austin America-Statesman.
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