Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey was for us a major rain and wind event. We received over 30 inches of rain (see water trough in picture) and we endured sustained gale force winds for over forty-eight hours.  Our chief worry was possible environmental damage (erosion, felled trees) resulting from the extraordinary large amounts of rainfall and the unrelenting winds. When the very slow moving storm finally passed, a quick inspection showed that we had suffered very little damage. The rain, although copious, had been spread out over 72 hours and everywhere I looked the runoff water was running clear suggesting very little erosion.  A few trees had fallen here and there including a couple of valued pecan trees but other than that we actually were net beneficiaries from the rainfall because in the weeks prior to the storm it had become very dry.  For a slide show, click below: