Water level in Brownwood slowly subsiding after flooding

According to a statement by Brownwood City Manager Emily Crawford at 9 a.m. Sunday, the water levels in Brownwood are subsiding, and the City street crews are opening streets that no longer are flooded.

The level of Pecan Bayou was at 15.25 feet Saturday morning and was predicted by the National Weather Service to crest at 15.4 feet Saturday night. Lake Brownwood was at 1429.67’ and was already subsiding Saturday morning.

The following streets will likely be closed until Sunday night or Monday morning: CC Woodson from Opal to Williams Ranch Road; Cordell low water crossing at Adams Branch; and Vine Street Underpass.

The cleanup efforts will likely take a week to complete and will begin Monday,  Crawford said.

“The City of Brownwood appreciates the assistance of the local, regional and state law enforcement, emergency response and public safety entities throughout this extended flooding event.  Additional thanks is extended to the media for their partnership with the city to inform the public of updates and announcements,” she said according to the local news source brownwoodnews.com.