Water, water everywhere …

Mercifully, Amarillo didn’t receive the same prolonged deluge the rest of Texas has suffered, but here’s a #ThrowbackThursday glimpse at the flooding that occurred in the city during last week’s downpours.

More rain is expected to end this week, which will close out what already has been the wettest month in recorded Texas history!

Western Plaza

The water at Lawrence Lake, which was dry as recently as April, threatens to overflow its banks in western Amarillo, Texas.

The water at Lawrence Lake, which was dry as recently as April, threatens to overflow its banks in western Amarillo, Texas.

The water at Lawrence Lake, which was dry as recently as April, threatens to overflow its banks in western Amarillo, Texas.

The water at Lawrence Lake, which was dry as recently as April, threatens to overflow its banks in western Amarillo, Texas.

Medical Center Park Lake

The lake at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of massive flooding.

The lake at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of massive flooding.

A railing at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of massive flooding.

A railing at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of massive flooding.

The lake at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of massive flooding.

The lake at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of massive flooding.

The lake at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of massive flooding.

The lake at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of massive flooding.

Floodwaters cover the sidewalks along the lake at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas.

Floodwaters cover the sidewalks along the lake at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas.

The lake at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas, continues to flow into its spillway hours after the rains have subsided.

The lake at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas, continues to flow into its spillway hours after the rains have subsided.

The lake at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas, continues to flow into its spillway hours after the rains have subsided.

The lake at Medical Center Park in Amarillo, Texas, continues to flow into its spillway hours after the rains have subsided.

McDonald Lake

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McDonald Lake spills over its banks in southwest Amarillo, Texas.

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Flooding at McDonald Lake covers the Coulter Street entrance to John S. Stiff Memorial Park in Amarillo, Texas.

Sunset reflects off a rain-swollen McDonald Lake in Amarillo, Texas.

Sunset reflects off a rain-swollen McDonald Lake in Amarillo, Texas.

Street & localized flooding

Floodwaters encroach on the parking lot of Lowe's Home Improvement Center on Coulter Street in Amarillo, Texas.

Floodwaters encroach on the parking lot of Lowe’s Home Improvement Center on Coulter Street in Amarillo, Texas.

Even after an hour of receding, the intersection of Western Street and Southwest 45th Avenue in Amarillo, Texas, remains underwater.

Even after an hour of receding, the intersection of Western Street and Southwest 45th Avenue in Amarillo, Texas, remains underwater.

Motorists drive through a water-covered intersection at Southwest 45th Avenue and Bell Street in Amarillo, Texas.

Motorists drive through a water-covered intersection at Southwest 45th Avenue and Bell Street in Amarillo, Texas.

Thompson Park

Thompson Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of the massive rains experienced by the Texas Panhandle.

Thompson Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of the massive rains experienced by the Texas Panhandle

Thompson Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of the massive rains experienced by the Texas Panhandle.

Thompson Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of the massive rains experienced by the Texas Panhandle.

Thompson Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of the massive rains experienced by the Texas Panhandle.

Thompson Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of the massive rains experienced by the Texas Panhandle.

A family plays in the spillway at Thompson Park in north Amarillo, Texas.

A family plays in the spillway at Thompson Park in north Amarillo, Texas.

Thompson Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of the massive rains experienced by the Texas Panhandle.

Thompson Park in Amarillo, Texas, shows evidence of the massive rains experienced by the Texas Panhandle.

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