Open Community Meeting Monday, October 16th

Open Community Meeting Presented by:
Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 17
Monday, October 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
University Branch Library
14010 University Boulevard,
Sugar Land, Texas

  • The storm drainage system and LID Facilities
  • Past rain events and LID operations
  • Hurricane Harvey and its impact on this District
  • Lessons learned from recent events
  • Resident comments

The meeting will adjourn at 8:15PM to comply with FB University Branch Library rules.

Special Session Scheduled

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.

District Update

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.