Report Title: Major and Catastrophic Storms and Floods in Texas     
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Central and East Texas
December 1 to 6, 1913
Rainfall for the last 10 days of November averaged 4.21 in., Guadalupe River Basin; 3.74 in., Colorado River Basin; 3.53 in., Brazos River Basin; 2.98 in., Trinity River Basin; and 4.05 in., San Antonio River Basin. These rains laid the foundation for floods greater than any known at that time. Rains for first few days of December were more or less continuous but were heaviest Dec. 2-4. Rainfall Dec. 1-6 averaged 4.78 in., Guadalupe River Basin; 3.95 in., Colorado River Basin; 5.37 in., Brazos River Basin; 5.30 in., Trinity River Basin; and 2.94 in., San Antonio River Basin. About 85 percent of the rain fell Dec. 2-4. read more...
Deaths and Damage:   Flooding resulted in 177 deaths, and losses exceeded $8.5 million.
Max. Precipitation:   18.80 in. (Hays Co.)
14.07 in. (Travis Co.)
13.78 in. (Williamson Co.)
Severity:   Catastrophic
Storm Center(s):   Hays Co., San Marcos
Travis Co., Austin
Williamson Co., Leander
References:   Ellsworth, 1923, p. 46-47

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Central Texas
September 8 to 10, 1921
Heavy rainfall over a large area in Central Texas Sept. 8-10 produced peak discharges at several streamflow-gaging stations. Taylor in Williamson County recorded 23.98 in. during 35 hours, with 23.11 in. during 24 hours. Bucket surveys determined that Thrall had 32 in. of rain in 12 hours. read more...
Deaths and Damage:   Flooding caused the loss of at least 224 lives and resulted in property damage of more than $19 million.
Max. Precipitation:   40.00 in.
Severity:   Catastrophic
Storm Center(s):   Williamson Co., Taylor
References:   Asquith and Slade, 1995; Ellsworth, 1923, p. 1-13



Llano and Gillespie Counties
May 29, 1995
Rainfall depths up to 8 in. caused flooding in parts of Williamson, Mason, Llano, and Gillespie Counties. The largest flood damages occurred in Sandy Creek and Lake LBJ. read more...
Deaths and Damage:   Unknown
Max. Precipitation:   Unknown
Severity:   Major Storm
Storm Center(s):   Williamson Co.
Mason Co.
Llano Co.
Gillespie Co.
References:   John Patton, National Weather Service, written commun., 1999

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