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Water Levels Falling on Texas River That Washed Out Bridge

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    Flooding in Central Texas

    Flooding in Central Texas has killed one person and destroyed bridges. Reporter Chris Davis joins us from Lake Travis. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018)

    Water levels are quickly dropping on a Texas river that soared above flood stage this week, destroying a bridge, forcing evacuations and leading to multiple water rescues.

    The Llano River was just below 15 feet on Wednesday morning after cresting 24 hours earlier at almost 40 feet. Initially, forecasters expected the river to rise to near-record levels Thursday, but modified their forecast to show the river dropping below flood stage instead.

    Emergency managers in Llano County, about 65 miles northwest of Austin, welcome the forecast but say it's not yet safe for residents to return home.

    In Kingsland, video captured a bridge crumbling as it was overrun by floodwaters, while a body was found in nearby Lake Lyndon B. Johnson.

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    (Published Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018)

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