By Dan Shapley
Driving rain brought a surge to rivers in northern Texas, causing flash flooding, and at least five deaths. And the weather pattern that brought the rain could persist for weeks. As much as 10 inches of rain fell Monday in some areas, filling reservoirs and lakes to their brim and swelling streams and rivers over their banks. The flooding is in stark contrast to wide swaths of the country held in the firm grip of a drought that has led to wildfires, crop damage and a variety of headaches for average citizens, according to a story in the June 19 Dallas Morning News. To see photos of Texas flooding submitted by The Daily Green community, or to upload your own photo, check out our Weird Weather Watch photoblog. Click here.