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Pecan Bayou Filled With Water For First Time In Years

Pecan Bayou is rushing with water, which is something that has not occurred in several years.
The Brownwood area has received between ten and twelve inches of rain since Friday, which is something that locals are thankful for.

"We have not seen it coming over the little spillway here in several years, so its  a good sight," explains Peggy D. Smith.

Pecan Bayou, near Brownwood and Early, is generally something that locals say they see people walking across, but after the recent rain, it is flowing with water.

Kinsey Ragsdale, assistant manager of Humphrey Pete's steakhouse in Early, says many have stopped by just to see the water and watch the rain from the back deck. "We say smoking or non, they say, 'Well, we want to go to the deck.'"

While all of the water rushing through Pecan Bayou is exciting, some say that even this large amount of rain has not affected Lake Brownwood much at all.

Tami Jones visits Lake Brownwood regularly and explains that she cannot tell a difference. "No, you can't really tell.. I think we are waiting on all of that runoff for it to fill up."

Lake Brownwood is up just 2% in the past week, making it just over half full. The Jones family says that it can be tricky getting their boat in and out of the water, but they consider themselves lucky.

"We've got plenty of water in front of our dock right now, but a lot of people don't, so we are still praying for a bunch more rain."

To check out lake levels across the state, click here.

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