May 9, 2019 Update

As most of you know, the National Weather Service and Fort Bend County are expecting intense rainfalls over the next three days, beginning around 7 p.m. tonight.  Given that we received very heavy rain on Tuesday evening, the ground is saturated and any rain will immediately run off into the storm sewers, detention ponds and drainage channels, … [Read more…]

District Update – 5/8/19 at 9:30 PM

All pumps are operational at this time. We are working to lower internal water levels in the District in anticipation of potential rainfall in the forecast. The water level in the internal lakes north of US 59 is at approximately 65.8 msl and dropping. We anticipate reaching normal operating levels in this system overnight assuming … [Read more…]

Weather Update – 5/8/2019 @ 10AM

With the severe weather and flooding events in our area, Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 17 would like to update you regarding the current status, as well as the steps being taken to protect the community.  Our Emergency Action Plan is in place and will be followed accordingly. We are in regular contact … [Read more…]

Brazos River Forecast Update – 5/6/2019 @ 10AM

Your LID 17 team has been monitoring the Brazos River levels, the past two weeks rain and forecasted rainfall for this week. Currently, the NWS estimates the Brazos River cresting at a gage elevation of approximately 47.4 on Friday May 10th. This is in the minor flood stage, below the moderate flood stage. Rain forecast … [Read more…]

Brazos River Forecast Update – 4/10/2019 @ 10AM

As anticipated, the NWS revised the earlier forecasts and now forecast the Brazos River cresting at a gage elevation of approximately 34.5 on Friday April 12th. This is 10 feet below minor flood stage. Rains forecast for the region on Saturday and Sunday are expected to be heaviest north and east of town, outside of … [Read more…]

Brazos River Forecast Update – 4/8/2019 @ 1PM

With this weekend’s rains upstream in the Brazos River drainage basin, the National Weather Service has issued a forecast showing the Brazos River rising to a gage elevation of approximately 43.0 by Saturday April 13th. This is below minor flood stage. Further refinement of the forecast is anticipated. The LID 17 team will continue to … [Read more…]