By first light the waters were already receding. Earlier flood waters ran over the pool leaving behind a muddy mess.
Looking back to my garden and greenhouse, the bridge and drainage creek, which are normally visible, are under water.
In Texas, flood waters can recede very quickly. This picture was taken in the afternoon, a mere 8 hours later.
Bark mulch and leaves washed up onto plants. Some plants were completely covered and had to be dug out.
The debris was surprising light weight and easy to remove. There's a lot of debris though, so I mainly focused uncovering the little plants like these burgundy, purple sweet alyssum.
I'll close with these interesting before and after pictures showing an area that I had freshly mulched. I like to recycle cardboard and newspaper as weed block. Since the area was just recently completed, the mulch had not settled. As a result, the mulch, newspaper and cardboard washed away.