HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) — Flooding along a Mexican river that flows into Falcon Lake on the Rio Grande spared the lower Rio Grande Valley from more severe flooding after last month's rains.
A spokeswoman for the International Boundary and Water Commission tells the Valley Morning Star of Harlingen that flood waters jumped the banks of the Rio Salado in the wake of Tropical Storm Alex and Tropical Depression 2. Sally Spener says that created a temporary reservoir between Falcon Lake and the Carranza Dam on the Rio Salado and slowed the surge of flood waters into the Rio Grande.
She says satellite imagery and on-the-ground inspections more than a week ago showed that the temporary natural lake had vanished.
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