Brazos River Expected to Crest at 45.3 Feet in Richmond, Texas: Flood Gates Closed and Pump Stations Ready for Rainfall

The Brazos River continues to rise and is forecasted to crest at 45.3 feet in Richmond, Texas by Friday, May 10.

This water elevation is more than 10 feet lower than the record flood during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. High water levels outside the levee have closed the FBCLID 17 flood gates, but water will not reach the bottom of the levee.

Between Saturday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 14, FBCLID 17 is forecasted to receive 1-2 inches of rain. Fortunately, the Brazos River will begin dropping as rain chances increase.

The FBCLID 17 pump stations have been tested, and operators are on stand-by if it begins to rain.

The latest forecast and information from the National Weather Service is included below:

Please use the Brazos River Gauge AT RICHMOND for accurate information regarding the river elevations.

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