Rain in Central Texas

Posted October 10th, 2011 by Wade

this past weekend, we were treated to what has become something quite rare in Central Texas; rain.

call it “the OU crew” was at the ranch for the weekend.  watch the game, shoot a few birds, and relax a little bit.  hunting friday was pretty damn good.  everyone that hunted got some solid shooting, and at least one limit was obtained. considering the 25mph sustained wind blowing, making those little grey things more like missles than birds, 8 or so birds was a pretty good bag.  saturday prior to the game, we filled feeders, checked game cams and were stunned that one of the tanks was completely dry, while another was within days of going dry.  because I’m not that smart, I decided to take a picture of my truck sitting in the middle of one of the dry tanks.  in retrospect, I’m glad I did.

the rains came in strong early sunday morning.  at this point, we arent sure exactly how much rain we got.  neighbor says his gauge tops out at 5″ and was fully.  guessing around 8 to 10 inches total.  J and I decided to check the tanks.  all of the ones that had water prior, were brim full!  the “almost dry” one in the back was about 3′ from the brim and the one I had my truck in less than 24 hours prior, was probably 6 feet deep.  amazing.  particularly considering the drain area for that tank isnt that big.

just goes to show you what a good rain will do…


I’m a country boy, I’ve got a 4-wheel drive
Climb in my bed, I’ll take you for a ride
Up city streets, down country roads
I can get you where you need to go
’cause I’m a country boy

-Alan Jackson, Country Boy

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