By Richard Zowie —
Some say rain in the Hill Country tends to be feast or famine, and last weekend, Gillespie County had a feast to break up the summer dry spell.
Fredericksburg and surrounding areas received rain (some more than six inches), mostly Saturday, that brought in a lot of water but didn’t cause any significant problems.
The rain came on the heels of Hurricane Patricia, which made landfall Saturday in southwest Mexico.
Paul Tybor, manager of the Hill Country Underground Water Conservation District, said more rain could be on its way soon, due to the El Niño weather patterns.
Currently, the Pacific Ocean is experiencing “El Niño” patterns, meaning warm air that produces moisture.
At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, manager Tamara Heimann said the park received 2.3 inches of rain Saturday with smaller amounts Friday and Sunday. They had no flooding problems with Live Oak Creek.