Brazos River Forecast Update – 1/7/2019 @ 9AM

The National Weather Service has issued a forecast showing the Brazos River cresting on Wednesday at a gage elevation of 45.0. This will result in very minor flooding around Fort Bend County. One local issue is that the U-Turn at I69/US59 has been closed by the City of Sugar Land due to the rising water. No other impacts are expected within the District.

The LID 17 team will continue to monitor the river and weather forecasts to maintain preparedness for situations that may arise and potentially impact our community.

Brazos River Forecast Update – 1/2/2019 @ 10AM

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for much of the region until noon on Thursday, January 3. The upper portions of the Brazos River Watershed is expected to receive between 2 to 3 inches with similar chances for isolated amounts between 4 to 5 inches. As of this morning, the WGRFC has forecasted the Brazos River in Hempstead peaking around Gage Elevation 52.4 feet. The current forecast for Richmond shows a similar rise; however, at this moment the forecast ends at Gage Elevation 42.7 feet with no crest shown due to the published forecast window.

The LID 17 team will continue to monitor the river and weather forecasts to maintain preparedness for situations that may arise and potentially impact our community.

Brazos River Forecast Update – 12/11/18 @ 8AM

The National Weather Service has modified the Brazos River forecast, lowering the forecast peak to 41.6, below minor flood stage, but within action stage for the District. You will observe high water as you cross the Brazos on US 59 or backed up from the river into Ditch “H” along the east side of the District. Over the next week, as the river crests and recedes, we expect to receive minimal rainfall. With the river up, we will have to use the pumps to remove the accumulated rain.

The LID 17 team will continue to monitor the river and weather forecasts to maintain preparedness for situations that may arise and potentially impact our community.