Trinity River reaches highest level in years

The Trinity River in Dallas actually looks like a river now at its highest level in three years.

With the rain over the weekend the river topped out at 38.71 feet. That's much higher that it has been, but is still only considered moderate flood stage.

Still, some areas around the river were overwhelmed with water. Trails and park areas were flooded.

The water was receding Monday, with levels at 37 feet as of late afternoon.

Weekend rains also caused some flooding and led to more high water rescues in Johnson County.

Many were caught off guard by the rising waters, including the Kastel family who lives off FM 157 near Venus.

Their home is on stilts, but the water was moving so fast even the rescue boat had trouble reaching them. A National Guard helicopter had to carry them to safety.

Eight people in all were rescued from Johnson County, including four people whose vehicles were swept off rural roads.

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