October 2013 went down as Austin’s wettest October on record, ending in major flooding on Halloween morning that forced the evacuation of more than a thousand homes in Southeast Austin and Travis County. Onion Creek had its all-time record flood – going back to the mid 1800s. Many parts of Austin received over 13 inches of rain last month! Wow. Unfortunately, most of it fell too far east of the highland lakes to positively impact the region’s dwindling water reserves. Let us hope for some more rain further west in the Texas Hill Country!