Pictures Show Brazos Influence on San Bernard
The following pictures were taken by Bert Smith on 5-7-16 and show the influence of April 15, 2016 Brazos flood waters on the San Bernard River.
Each picture is preceded by a notation showing what you are looking at.
Floods Come – Mouth Still Closed
This picture of the mouth of the San Bernard was taken by Bert Smith 4-25-16. Though the San Bernard is, and has been at flood stage,
the mouth of the river remains clogged with sand. It’s closure is holding water in the flooded channel and adding a dangerous current at
the intersection of the San Bernard and the Intracoastal Canal.
Today is April 15, 2016 – the deadline to have grant applications for the first round of RESTORE Act funds submitted. Per Commissioner Dude Payne, the county’s grant application to reopen the mouth of the San Bernard has been submitted by the deadline. Now, it’s just a waiting game. There should be some news by August or September. Keep the good thoughts.
On page 5A (the Opinion page) of March 24, 2016’s Facts, Tobey Baker wrote an editorial concerning the funds to be disseminated in the state of Texas re the BP oil disaster through the RESTORE Act. It touches on the grant process that Brazoria County is acting on to accomplish a couple of projects in the county. Opening the mouth of the San Bernard is one of those projects. It puts the process in layman’s terms.