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Medina Lake Reaches Capacity And Begins Flowing Over Spillway

All the rain that has fallen since late last week has brought Medina Lake to full capacity and now water is flowing over the spillway.

Ed Burger with the Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Water Control and Improvement District says this is not causing any flooding of property, but they are monitoring the situation.

“Our concern is obviously making sure that the dam is safe, and we’re doing our checks on that. And then if it gets to a certain point – like if it gets four feet over the spillway then we go to a watch and we alert everybody," he says.

Burger says that would cause flooding down river.

Video below by Mike Crandall of Wally's Water Sports.

“Any rain now would add to the water flowing into the lake and raise the level of the spillway. We’re just watching it, constantly watching it right now to see what’s going to happen when these storms are coming through the next two days," he says.

Seven inches of rain fell above the lake early Sunday morning.  In April of last year the lake was nearly dry at less than five percent full.