Emergency Operations Update – May 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM

  • FBCLID 2 received 1 inch of additional rainfall today.
  • Water levels in the FBCLID 2 drainage ditches increased slightly but remain more than 10 feet below the peak level from Tuesday, May 7.
  • The Pump Stations continue to operate normally, and personnel will remain at the pump stations 24/7 throughout the event.

Emergency Operations Update – May 10, 2019 at 7:00 AM

  • Overnight FBCLID 2 received 1.5 to 2 inches of rainfall.
  • Additional rainfall is anticipated for FBCLID 2 on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11.  FBCLID 2 personnel will remain at the pump stations 24/7 throughout the event.
  • Drainage South of US-59/IH69 (Ditches A & C):
    • Water levels in the ditches increased about 3 feet overnight to an elevation of approximately 60 feet.
    • The Bill Little Pump Station that drains this area has run continuously and is operating normally.
    • Five auxiliary pumps have also been installed and are pumping water out of the levee.
    • As the rainfall rates slowed this morning, the pump station has already decreased the water level by a few inches. 
  • Drainage North of US-59/IH-69 (Ditch F): 
    • Water levels in Ditch F increased by about 1.5 feet overnight to an elevation of approximately 66 feet.
    • The Mike Thelen Pump Station that drains this area is operating normally and the water level has already decreased a few inches.
  • Brazos River
    • The Brazos River is forecasted to crest today Friday, May 10 but will stay at elevated levels through the weekend. 
    • Flood waters caused by the Brazos River will remain about 2 feet below the bottom of the FBCLID2 levee. 
    • The flood gates in the levee are closed, so no water from the Brazos River can enter FBCLID 2. 
    • However, all rainfall through the weekend must be pumped out of the levee.
  • Residents are encouraged to sign up for email and text alerts through the district’s website to stay up-to-date on the latest district news.
  • For more information, a map of the FBCLID 2 Ditch and Levee system is attached for reference. An interactive map is also available on the website: fbclid2.com/map
  • Flood Gages that monitor the ditch water levels are available on the website: fbclid2.com/gauges

For additional information about FBCLID 2:

Website – www.fbclid2.com

Email – gm1@fbclid2.com

For additional information about Emergency Management:

City of Sugar Land Resources

https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/105/Emergency-Management

http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/1763/May-2019-Rain-Event

www.facebook.com/SugarLandTXgov

www.twitter.com/sugarlandtxgov

Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management

http://fbcoem.org

Emergency Operations Update – May 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM

The following is a status update for Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBCLID2) Emergency Operations:

  • The FBCLID2 Ditch A drainage system is pumped down to 61’.  This is down more than 4.5’ from the peak level. 
  • Ditch A is pumped down to a level where only one of two large pumps is on.  With no rainfall, this one large pump is forecasted to run until around midnight on Thursday, May 9th.  The second large pump is ready and on standby if Ditch A returns to 61.5’.
  • Two smaller pumps are also continuing to run, and five auxiliary pumps have also been installed and are running and pumping water out of the district.
  • North of US 59, the Ditch F drainage system is pumped down to minimum level.  The Mike Thelen pump station is ready and on standby if rainfall resumes. 
  • The Brazos River is forecasted to crest today but will stay elevated through the weekend. The highest forecasted water elevation in Ditch H created by the Brazos River will remain 2’ below the bottom of the FBCLID2 levee.
  • Major thoroughfares and all streets in FBCLID2 should be passible.
  • Additional rainfall in the area is anticipated for Thursday, May 9th through Saturday, May 11th.

The District will continue to post updated information, as available, on the website through the duration of this event. Residents are encouraged to sign up for email and text alerts through the district’s website to stay up-to-date on the latest district news.

For additional information about FBCLID 2:

Website – www.fbclid2.com

Email – gm1@fbclid2.com

For additional information about Emergency Management:

City of Sugar Land Resources

https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/105/Emergency-Management

http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/1763/May-2019-Rain-Event

www.facebook.com/SugarLandTXgov

www.nextdoor.com

www.twitter.com/sugarlandtxgov

Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management

http://fbcoem.org/