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3 years later, Pecos resident remembers river flood like it was yesterday

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PECOS, TX (KWES) -

A Pecos resident since the 1960’s, Gilberto Rayos remembers the good times with the Pecos River.

“I swam and fish up here when I was young,” said Rayos.

And the bad.

“It was about 1984, water went all the way to the top of the bridge,” said Rayos.

He remembers 1984 and 2014.

“It was a bunch of water,” said Rayos.

So much, it caused some in the town and neighboring county to evacuate. When it rains, Rayos thinks some people can’t forget what happened.

“We got a bunch of different people from all over the world for the oilfield right now. They are a little bit scared,” said Rayos.

3 years later, Rayos strolls along the banks with his grandson.

“Almost every month I come to the river just to check it out and throw some rocks,” said Rayos.

Even with the past and recent rainfall Rayos isn’t worried about another flood.

“It’s not that dangerous, I don’t think, in my opinion,” said Rayos. 

Local law enforcement tell us the river's water hasn't reached flood level and they will continue to monitor it.

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