Notice to Telfair Residents

Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert has just issued a call for voluntary evacuations of several subdivisions in Fort Bend County.  The Brazos River projections received by Fort Bend County from the National Weather Service indicate the level of the River at the City of Richmond gauge will rise to 59′.  These are unprecedented levels.  Based on observations and staking of water levels against the Telfair levee in the May 2016 flood events, we believe the River will not overtop the Telfair levee; however, at those levels New Territory Blvd into Telfair from New Territory must be closed by the City of Sugar Land or Fort Bend County in order to protect water from entering Telfair via New Territory Blvd. If the road cannot be closed, there will be a levee breach if the Brazos River level reaches a height of 59′ at the Richmond gauge. We have asked the County and City to make preparations for supplies in this event.

We cannot guarantee or easily predict levels of rainfall or the Brazos River levels.   If you believe your family will be better off following the Judge’s proclamation for voluntary evacuation, please make appropriate plans.  Our operators are doing whatever they can do to protect our community but the forces of the Brazos River are difficult to contain.

Please stay tune to local media and the Fort Bend County OEM site for further information.  

Notice to Telfair Residents

Fort Bend County has declared mandatory evacuation for homes right along the Brazos River. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE TELFAIR. TELFAIR IS PROTECTED BY THE Fort Bend County LID No. 17 LEVEE.

Our drainage system is designed to protect us from Brazos River flooding. The River is rising, but is not yet at levels of the May 2016 flood. Our pump stations are operating to take water outside Telfair. You will see higher levels than normal in our lake, but that is how the detention lakes are designed. Please continue to check our website as well as the City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County emergency operations website.

Tropical Storm Harvey Update

Telfair residents, Please continue to follow tropical storm Harvey updates on the FBC OEM and City of Sugar Land OEM websites.

The LID 17 will post as it can but please understand our operators are extremely busy working in the field on emergency operations keeping us as dry as possible.

Our residents can be assured that the drainage system is working as designed. In this type of rain event over the last 48 hours, we expected to have higher than normal levels in our lakes. Our system is designed to first, fill up and overtop the lakes, then our streets are designed to take storm water before water gets into homes. Telfair received a significant amount of rain overnight and it will take some time for that water to be discharged into Ditch H (the big ditch that goes out to the Brazos River). The forecast appears to show a break this afternoon which will allow for the lakes to drain to Ditch H and potentially get back closer to normal levels.

We have storm water pump stations to pump water from within Telfair to outside the levee. As of now, our pump stations are in normal operations.

Further, our levee is designed to keep water from the Brazos River out of Telfair. For now, the River levels have not risen to flooding heights, but there are projections to rise to levels comparable to those in the May 2016 flood event. During that event, no water from the Brazos River breached our levee. We are continuing to work with Fort Bend County OEM to monitor the Brazos River levels. Please track the County’s website for updates on the River levels.

Please staying in your home during the rains unless you need to get out for an emergency. Roads are becoming impassable to cars as it continues to rain. When you venture out and your car gets stuck and need assistance, it dilutes the emergency manpower needed to deal with medical emergencies. Sugar Land police are out in Telfair now trying to tow cars. Our operator and emergency personnel need the streets for their flood fighting. Please stay off the streets except for emergency purposes.