The flood of July, 2002.
3.5 feet of water in the boat shed as the level of Canyon Lake reaches the spillway for the first time in the 40+ year history of the reservoir.
|3 feet of water in the garage. Good thing we put everything in the garage up high - the water can't rise any higher than this before it starts flowing over the spillway.|
We put some small firewood for the BBQ pit on top of the stone columns of the drive-thru boat shed, to keep it dry.
The base of these 3 trees are at the level of the spillway.
|All set for the night.|
|Remember this view !|
|We take a break from the flood for a family photo of the whole gang.|
|Marvin & Linda|
|Granny's 80th birthday.|
|Shannon reads a tribute to Granny ...|
|and everyone ...|
|Magan helps Joyce clean the window.|
The flood of 2002 continues the next morning.
The lake rises 7 feet ABOVE the spillway !
The boat shed is completely submerged.
|Talk about lake-front property !|
|Rod explores the submerged garage.|
Patrick checks out the drive-thru boat shed.
So much for the firewood !
|Patrick makes pizza for 14.|
|The 300 yard wide spillway of Canyon Lake.|
|All the trees growing here were ripped loose and sent downstream through New Braunfels.|
|Mist rises from the churning water.|
|The sound was awesome !|
|... water ...|
|... and more water.|
|The mother lode !|