Mineral Wells Area News

River Rises Overnight

River Rises Overnight
June 30
10:56 2021

Brazos River Rising

Ample rainfall in the area as well as in PK Lake’s watershed caused The Brazos River Authority to open a flood gate on June 29th, 7:30am at the Morris Sheppard Dam to control water levels in the area.  Visitors at Rest Yourself River Ranch, just west of Mineral Wells, were able to see the water released from the dam as it flowed down the river. The picture on the left was taken at 7:45pm and then again a little over 12 hours later in the same spot.  The gate was closed this morning according to the BRA’s social media page.