Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in 31 flood-affected counties after the Brazos River swelled to 54.8 feet. Anything above 51.3 feet is considered a major flood.
The above images, from NASA’s Earth Observatory, compare the river at normal levels in May 2013 and overflowing its banks on May 28 of this year.
More rain storms are predicted, meaning water levels could remain high for up to three weeks.