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Rain, Rain Go Away...

Wow! It has been sooo long since we have seen this kind of rain in our north Texas area. We at Owner Builder Network® hesitate to complain about the rain even though it is definitely wreaking havoc on everyone’s construction schedules. Our best advice during any down time due to weather delays is to always look ahead in your schedule to make selections from lighting to appliances to plumbing fixtures to paint to hardware and anything else you can think of! You will definitely appreciate having those decisions out of the way when it comes time for the ordering and installation.

For grins and giggles, I did a search on the area lake levels and here is the data for Texas lakes as of 5/18/15 according to http://www.lakelevels.info/?StateID=TX:

Lake Name Current
Level
Full Pool +/-
Full Pool
Reading
Date - Time
Alan Henry (TX) 2,218.33 2,224.00 -5.67 12/15/2016  1:30 PM
Amistad (TX) 1,100.42 1,117.00 -16.58 12/15/2016  1:15 PM
Amon Carter (TX) 920.63 920.00 0.63 12/15/2016  9:00 AM
Aquilla (TX) 537.19 537.50 -0.31 12/15/2016  6:30 AM
Arlington (TX) 545.52 550.00 -4.48 9/6/2016  12:00 AM
Arrowhead (TX) 925.24 926.00 -0.76 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Athens (TX) 439.56 440.00 -0.44 12/15/2016  4:30 AM
Austin (TX) 492.27 492.80 -0.53 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Bardwell (TX) 420.69 421.00 -0.31 12/15/2016  1:30 PM
Belton (TX) 594.22 594.00 0.22 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Benbrook (TX) 689.93 694.00 -4.07 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Bob Sandlin (TX) 335.58 337.50 -1.92 12/15/2016  9:23 AM
Bonham (TX) 562.14 565.00 -2.86 12/15/2016  2:00 AM
Brady Creek (TX) 1,736.52 1,743.00 -6.48 12/15/2016  1:45 PM
Bridgeport (TX) 835.98 836.00 -0.02 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Brownwood (TX) 1,424.80 1,425.00 -0.20 12/15/2016  9:30 AM
Buchanan (TX) 1,018.02 1,020.50 -2.48 12/15/2016  10:13 AM
Buffalo Creek (TX) 1,045.41 1,049.00 -3.59 9/7/2016  12:00 AM
Caddo (LA TX) 169.20 168.50 0.70 12/15/2016  8:00 AM
Canyon (TX) 909.62 909.00 0.62 12/15/2016  1:15 PM
Cedar Creek (TX) 320.22 322.00 -1.78 12/15/2016  1:45 PM
Champion Creek (TX) 2,060.14 2,083.00 -22.86 12/15/2016  9:34 AM
Cherokee (TX) 278.75 280.00 -1.25 12/14/2016  7:30 AM
Choke Canyon (TX) 200.96 220.50 -19.54 12/15/2016  7:30 AM
Cisco (TX) 1,520.17 1,520.00 0.17 12/15/2016  7:30 AM
Coleman (TX) 1,716.24 1,718.00 -1.76 12/15/2016  8:30 AM
Coleto Creek (TX) 95.66 98.28 -2.62 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Colorado City (TX) 2,057.45 2,070.20 -12.75 12/15/2016  9:34 AM
Conroe (TX) 201.20 201.00 0.20 12/15/2016  1:33 PM
Corpus Christi (TX) 93.28 94.00 -0.72 12/15/2016  9:51 AM
E. V. Spence (TX) 1,847.96 1,898.00 -50.04 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Eagle Mountain (TX) 648.86 649.00 -0.14 12/15/2016  10:00 AM
Falcon (TX) 273.07 301.20 -28.13 12/15/2016  1:15 PM
Fork (TX) 399.93 403.00 -3.07 12/15/2016  5:30 AM
Georgetown (TX) 789.72 791.00 -1.28 12/15/2016  9:00 AM
Graham (TX) 1,075.02 1,075.00 0.02 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Granbury (TX) 692.66 693.00 -0.34 12/15/2016  1:30 PM
Granger (TX) 504.77 504.00 0.77 12/15/2016  12:00 AM
Grapevine (TX) 535.29 535.00 0.29 12/15/2016  1:45 PM
Hords Creek (TX) 1,896.83 1,900.00 -3.17 12/15/2016  4:30 AM
Houston (TX) 42.51 41.70 0.81 12/15/2016  9:30 AM
Hubbard Creek (TX) 1,182.80 1,183.00 -0.20 12/15/2016  7:15 AM
Hubert M Moss (TX) 713.41 715.00 -1.59 12/15/2016  9:15 AM
Inks (TX) 887.28 886.90 0.38 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Jacksonville (TX) 421.73 422.00 -0.27 11/7/2016  9:50 AM
JB Thomas (TX) 2,246.82 2,258.00 -11.18 12/15/2016  9:45 AM
Jim Chapman (TX) 436.34 440.00 -3.66 12/15/2016  9:23 AM
Joe Pool (TX) 521.00 522.00 -1.00 12/15/2016  12:00 AM
Kemp (TX) 1,144.07 1,144.00 0.07 12/15/2016  10:15 AM
Kickapoo (TX) 1,043.78 1,045.00 -1.22 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Lake O' the Pines (TX) 227.46 228.50 -1.04 12/15/2016  9:23 AM
Lavon (TX) 488.67 492.00 -3.33 12/15/2016  9:00 AM
Leon (TX) 1,372.49 12/15/2016  9:45 AM
Lewisville (TX) 522.07 522.00 0.07 12/15/2016  1:30 PM
Limestone (TX) 361.10 363.00 -1.90 12/15/2016  12:45 PM
Livingston (TX) 131.17 131.00 0.17 12/15/2016  9:15 AM
Lyndon B. Johnson (TX) 824.65 825.00 -0.35 12/15/2016  10:13 AM
MacKenzie (TX) 3,026.40 3,100.00 -73.60 12/15/2016  8:30 AM
Marble Falls (TX) 736.36 737.00 -0.64 12/15/2016  10:13 AM
Martin Creek (TX) 304.22 306.00 -1.78 12/15/2016  1:30 PM
Medina (TX) 1,061.19 1,062.00 -0.81 12/15/2016  1:30 PM
Meredith (TX) 2,875.68 2,941.00 -65.32 12/15/2016  1:30 PM
Mexia (TX) 447.37 448.30 -0.93 12/15/2016  1:15 PM
Millers Creek (TX) 1,334.67 1,334.00 0.67 12/15/2016  2:00 AM
Mineral Wells (TX) 863.48 863.00 0.48 12/15/2016  3:30 PM
Moss Creek (TX) 2,332.82 2,337.00 -4.18 12/15/2016  1:30 PM
Murvaul (TX) 264.38 265.50 -1.12 12/15/2016  9:23 AM
Nacogdoches (TX) 278.32 279.00 -0.68 12/15/2016  9:23 AM
Natural Dam Salt (TX) 2,447.33 2,457.00 -9.67 12/15/2016  9:34 AM
Navarro Mills (TX) 424.37 424.50 -0.13 12/15/2016  12:00 AM
Nocona (TX) 826.78 827.00 -0.22 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
O. C. Fisher (TX) 1,875.35 1,908.00 -32.65 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
O.H. Ivie (TX) 1,517.43 1,551.50 -34.07 12/15/2016  10:15 AM
Oak Creek (TX) 1,990.60 2,000.00 -9.40 12/15/2016  12:00 AM
Palestine (TX) 343.34 345.00 -1.66 12/15/2016  9:23 AM
Palo Pinto (TX) 866.38 867.00 -0.62 12/15/2016  5:15 AM
Pat Cleburne (TX) 730.83 733.60 -2.77 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Pat Mayse (TX) 448.57 451.00 -2.43 12/15/2016  9:23 AM
Phantom Hill (TX) 1,635.45 1,635.90 -0.45 12/15/2016  12:30 AM
Possum Kingdom (TX) 998.91 1,000.00 -1.09 12/15/2016  9:41 AM
Proctor (TX) 1,161.41 1,162.00 -0.59 12/15/2016  1:30 PM
Ray Hubbard (TX) 434.49 435.50 -1.01 12/15/2016  1:30 PM
Ray Roberts (TX) 632.60 632.50 0.10 12/15/2016  1:15 PM
Red Bluff (TX) 2,824.34 2,827.13 -2.79 12/15/2016  1:15 PM
Richland Chambers (TX) 313.57 315.00 -1.43 12/15/2016  9:41 AM
Sam Rayburn (TX) 161.45 164.40 -2.95 12/15/2016  10:00 AM
Somerville (TX) 238.54 238.00 0.54 12/15/2016  10:00 AM
Squaw Creek (TX) 775.40 775.00 0.40 12/15/2016  10:00 AM
Stamford (TX) 1,416.56 1,417.00 -0.44 12/15/2016  1:30 PM
Steinhagen Reservoir (TX) 82.28 82.40 -0.12 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Stillhouse Hollow (TX) 622.18 622.00 0.18 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Tawakoni (TX) 434.85 437.50 -2.65 12/15/2016  12:30 PM
Texana (TX) 43.99 44.00 -0.01 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Texoma (TX) 618.50 617.00 1.50 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Toledo Bend (TX LA) 168.16 172.00 -3.84 12/15/2016  1:30 PM
Travis (TX) 681.68 681.00 0.68 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Twin Buttes (TX) 1,901.56 1,940.00 -38.44 9/6/2016  1:15 PM
Tyler (TX) 374.21 375.50 -1.29 12/15/2016  9:23 AM
Waco (TX) 462.24 462.00 0.24 12/15/2016  10:15 AM
Waxahachie (TX) 531.14 9/7/2016  12:00 AM
White River (TX) 2,352.79 12/15/2016  8:15 AM
Whitney (TX) 529.99 533.00 -3.01 12/15/2016  9:15 AM
Worth (TX) 593.05 594.00 -0.95 12/15/2016  1:00 PM
Wright Patman (TX) 223.65 220.60 3.05 12/15/2016  9:23 AM