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Heavy rain moves Oso Creek above flood stage

Posted at 10:08 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 23:09:41-04

Oso Creek is prone to flooding, and that's exactly what happened Monday.

It spent hours in the moderate flood zone.

That starts when the water is 20 feet deep, and becomes major flooding at 25 feet.

It never reached that point above which water can start getting into yards and even homes along the creek.

The water level topped-out at just over 23 feet at around 4:15 p.m.

It should steadily go down to its normal level of around seven feet.

We do not have any reports of Oso Creek water getting into homes.

Some people who were out exercising on Oso Parkway, which runs along the creek, have different levels of concern about flooding.

"I think you need to have to use a lot of common sense,” said Corpus Christi resident. Maureen Wallach. “If you don't have the right kind of vehicle, it's better to stay home."

"I've been here five years, and we really haven't had significant flooding during that time,” said Alex Morales, who lives nearby. “Not to say it can't happen."

It's important to note that the current of the creek is faster than normal, so it's best to stay away until it dies down.