The Campaign For DA

5.23.2015

Are We Going To See Lake Bridgeport Not Only Full But Over The Banks?

Now just about 2 1/2 feet low on Saturday morning. Amazing.

Here's the rain forecast from National Weather Service (Note: The Liberally Lean Weather Center has not confirmed these projections. We've still got some maps to look at and some animals to consult.)


I hate the labels on that thing. "Bowie" is a dot probably where the "w" is in its name. Wise County is below it and Jack County is to the left of Wise County. That's important because . . . 

This is the often mentioned but rarely understood "watershed" for the lake:


So if the watershed sweet spot is above Jacksboro, that rainfall map has it in its cross hairs.

That's all for now. I'll throw it to the very dramatic Clarice Tinsley so she can read some inane comments from Facebook and her phone that she is currently holding.

Clarice: "Thank you Liberally Lean. The comments on the rain are just on fire on our Fox 4 Facebook page. Jim Bob from Cundiff writes, 'We been praying for rain but I think we need to stop praying.'  That's so right Jim Bob. You nailed it. So true. You're spot on. Couldn't have said it better myself.  And Dakota from Cottondale says, 'If I had known this was gonna happen, I'd built an ark like that Noah guy."  Absolutely! We should have all thought of that!  You might want to get to work on that ark, Dakota and [Production note: Clarice becomes serious as she looks at the camera] don't forget to gather up those animals. They need our love and protection during these trying times. We'll be back after this."




15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Clarice looks like she is all wet.

/DF Kevin McCarthy

Anonymous said...

...and keep those comments coming, viewers, and we'll read em on the air.

Anonymous said...

You a little loopy this morning?

DF Houston Weatherman

Anonymous said...

Property owners around the lake could at least serve hamburgers at the spillway to celebrate the occasion.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the rain is from everyone praying. Asking God for rain. And God delivered, it seems. So now we ask God for it to stop. And, as always, God is in charge of everything. Now, maybe we should let God go give little kids cancer for a while so we can dry out here.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu, they TRWD was telling folks in bport that they planned on opening the gates to let some water out. The last I heard they were planning to open them at 2 AM Saturday morning.

Anonymous said...

We may have a problem. The Trinity upstream has been dumping up to 14,000 cu.ft. per second of water into the lake. That is where the 22 feet of rise has came from. Once it reaches the spillway and upstream is still pouring that into the lake we can expect worst flooding downstream than we have seen in the past two weeks. Another way to look at it is since over 50 percent of runoff from Jack County flows into Bridgeport, that water will now end up flooding
Wise County.

Anonymous said...

Clarice has become more of a cartoon of herself than Pete Delkus has. I'm pretty sure she's only still on the air because she owns that station.

Anonymous said...

Why do they always use that fisheye lens on Clarice? What? That's not a fisheye lens and she really looks like that? Oh, my!

Anonymous said...

11:20, you're what we call "of low intelligence".

We prayed.
It rained.
God had nothing to do with it.
The prayers showed faith and the ability to do what is right.
We were going to survive and prosper whether it rained or not.
You see, the cycles are going to happen.
Now, take you kids to your mothers so she can raise them.

Anonymous said...

Seems like our reservoir system might just be functioning exactly as it was designed. Damn those engineers. They totally screwed up a perfectly good gloom and doom scenario all the climate change fanatics were enjoying about us all running out of water.

Anonymous said...

12:51- thank you!

Well put.

Anonymous said...

11:50...LOL.

Anonymous said...

From NW to SE of Jacksboro, I think 380/199/281 is a sort of rough approximation of the dividing line between the Trinity and Brazos basins.

Anonymous said...

How this lady, and Steve Eager, are still on the air is beyond me?? I know she has been around a long time however..... Steve Eager is the most un professional dork, I have ever seen on any news channel...FOX sucks!!