Blanco River floods in Central Texas

Written by David J. Sams. Photo by Jessie Gillespie

Major thunderstorms dumped on Texas this weekend. The Blanco River pushed out of its banks and, according to a CNN report, 400 homes have been washed away near Wimberley. reports the river crested at 43 feet and flowed at a rate of 223,000 cubic feet per second — 2.5 times the flow of Niagra Falls.

Lone Star Outdoor News Foundation intern, Cole Farris, reported in.

“I put my kayak in the water to fish right here … It’s gone from last night’s monsoon,” he said. “It was bad. Tornados, straight line winds — just craziness.”

Photo by Cole Farris