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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 1, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Recent rains give Canyon Lake level a boost By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer It might still be too early to hit the rivers for most, but the tubing industry in New Braunfels got a shot in the arm this past week thanks to heavy rainfall. “It’s setting up to look like a more enjoyable summer,” said Stacey Laird, director of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department. Canyon Lake on Saturday reached 912.7 feet above mean sea level. Canyon Lake hasn’t been above the conservation pool since August 2005. The top of the conservation pool level for Canyon Reservoir is elevation 909 feet above mean sea level, according to the U.S. Corps of Engineers’ Web site. \\hen the lakelet is kMer than that, the lake is said to be in the "conservation pool” stage. Water discharge rates, which are determined by the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority, include the inflow rate, which by Saturday was 12,800 cubic feet per second. The outflow rate was measured at 310 cfs, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Cristy Mitchell, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in New Braunfels, said the measured rainfall was heavier in different parts of the county. “Canyon Dam was measured at less than an inch of rain Friday while Spring Branch was measured at 1.4 inches,” she said. And the area could receive more rain this week, Mitchell said. “It’s a normal springtime,” she said. “We’re in a phase of unsettled atmosphere where the planet is moving further away from the sun. There’s a 30 percent chance for more Monday and Tuesday.” Sunday, April 1, 2007 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 9A Rice student discovered in dorm pronounced dead STORM CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Flooding forces many to evacuate reports of injuries. The tornado tore up an indoor rodeo arena, tossed travel trailers and horse trailers at Pace America around with ease and destroyed two silos and a waste company’s building. Passersby rescued a woman whose car was swept into a ditch and was Filling with water, Ray said. The tornado in Lavaca County early Saturday destroyed a mobile home and sent its four residents to the hospital, said sheriff’s dispatcher Gina Dvorka. A hospital spokeswoman said the residents were in stable condition. Other mobile homes and outhouses in the area were also damaged, Dvorka said, and several trees were downed. Also Saturday morning, 60 mph winds blasted through Jefferson County and penny-size hail pelted Wharton County, said National Weather Service meteorologist Kent Kuyper. But the worst is over. “The storms are dying off right now," Kuyper said. Showers are expected to taper off by the afternoon, he said. In Wylie, north of Dallas, at least 51 homes were damaged when what appeared to be either a tornado or strong straight-line winds hit a residential area. Fire Chief Randy Corbin said officials pulled the electric meters from five homes with the most extensive damage. Ile said the storm caused at least $500,000 to $1 million in damages. Friday night’s rescue efforts in I Ialtom City, just north of Fort Worth, proved to be a little scary for the rescuers, who had to be plucked from trees and the tops of cars. Deputy Chief Wes Rhodes, with the Haltom City fire-res-cue unit, said three of the rescuers were trying to reach a handicapped woman when the strong current swamped their boat and they were left clinging to trees. A backup team sent in to help got close, but ended up having to climb on top of cars, Rhodes said. Teams from Fort Worth and Hurst came in with hover craft and rescued the rescuers. About 40 people had to be evacuated from their homes as Big Fossil Creek left its banks and moved into a mobile home park. High-water rescues occurred throughout the Dal-las-Fort Worth area throughout the evening. The storms continued a march across East and Southeast Texas on Saturday. About 66,000 Centerport Energy customers lost power when the storms moved through the Houston area. Texas-New Mexico Power, an electricity distributor for several retailers, reported scattered outages throughout the Gulf Coast region, with the biggest outage in Alvin, southeast of Houston, where 18,000 customers lost power for about an hour. Gailee Cardwell, a spokeswoman for TXU Electric Delivery, said 26,500 customers were without power when the storms moved through the Dallas area Friday night. Power had been restored to all but about 1,700 by noon Saturday. The thunderstorms delayed the start of Saturday’s third round of the Houston Open golf tournament. While the storms caused some damage, they were proving beneficial in easing North Texas drought conditions. “Overall, I think you would have to say it is a multimil-lion-dollar rainfall event for North Texas,” National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Moiler said. Moiler said that while the rainfall hasn’t eradicated the drought, it has made a dent in the parched conditions. He said rains to the north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area had been beneficial for lakes such as Eagle Mountain Lake, Lake Worth and Lake Bridgeport. Lake Benbrook, just south of Fort Worth, had risen sharply and lakes to the south and east of the Dallas-Fort Worth HOUSTON (AP)—A Rice University student was pronounced dead Saturday after being found unconscious in his dorm room, a school spokesman said. Parker Robert Redman, a 20-year-old junior from Austin, was found unresponsive at 7:20 a.m. and taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was pro area also had risen. Moiler said Lancaster, in southern Dallas County, recorded IO inches of rain over a two-to-three day period. The National Weather Service issued numerous flood warnings as river levels were rising from the heavy rains. 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