June 4, 2019 Severe Weather Update

Although the National Hurricane Center has reduced the development of Invest 91L to a 40% chance over the next 48 hours, this system will bring excess rainfall across the region over then next couple of days. Based on the conditions, the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas placed our region, including Fort Bend County, in … [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…]

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. … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]