The Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court has special sessions scheduled for Saturday, September 2 and Monday, September 4 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the impact of the disaster declaration on August 24 as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
Good Morning Neighbors,
Outside our levee system, early this morning, the river briefly rose to 55.19 at the Richmond gauge. As of 10:00am, the National Weather Service issued a revised forecast that shows the river has crested and is now beginning a slow fall which will continue through the weekend. The water level we see on our levee in the picture below of Pump Station #1 represents the peak level.
Internally our pumps continue to operate as needed to expel the rainwater that fell within the District. As the water is pumped out, our lake levels will return to near normal.
Our system was tested by rainfall and water elevations that were beyond the normal design parameters and has functioned exceptionally well. Your LID board will discuss this event, system operations and any lessons learned at future meetings.
Thank you to our board members, consultants and operators for their commitment to our safety through this challenging event.
The National Weather Service has decreased the Brazos River peak to 56′ at the Richmond gauge. Best news of the day. We are still in emergency operations though until the river starts receding and are continuing to pump water out via the two pump stations.
If you evacuated please do not return until you can confirm via either TXDOT or Fort Bend County official road information websites that you can safely make your way back. We encourage everyone who evacuated to stay out until the County or City issues an all clear. If you remain in Telfair please stay safe.