Emergency Operations Update – May 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM

  • FBCLID 2 received 1.8 to 2.2 inches of rain over the past 24 hours, and 10 to 12 inches of rain since Tuesday, May 7.
  • Additional rainfall is anticipated 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, B, C, D, E, and G):
    • Water levels in the ditches are currently at elevation 58.3 feet. Ditch water levels have been pumped down by 1.8 feet from the peak level last night and more than 7 feet from the initial peak on Tuesday night.
    • The Bill Little Pump Station that drains this area has run continuously and is operating normally.
    • Five auxiliary pumps also continue to run.
  • Drainage North of US-59/IH-69 (Ditch F):
    • Water levels in Ditch F are currently at elevation 65.2 feet. Ditch water levels have been pumped down 0.8 feet from the peak level last night.
    • The Mike Thelen Pump Station that drains this area is operating normally.
  • Brazos River
    • The Brazos River is forecasted to crest today (Friday, May 10) but will stay at elevated levels through the weekend.
    • Brazos River water 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: www.fbclid.com/alerts
  • FBCLID 2 Emergency Operation Updates will continue to be posted as conditions change.

Emergency Operations Update – May 9, 2019 at 10:00 PM

  • As severe weather moves through the area, FBCLID2 continues to monitor the situation.
  • Pump stations continue to pump at capacity.
  • Personnel will be manning the stations 24/7 throughout this event.
  • The District will continue to post updates as warranted by the change in conditions in our area.
  • 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 6:00 PM

  • The Brazos River is now forecasted to crest on Sunday, May 12. The highest forecasted water elevation in Ditch H created by the Brazos River will put water at 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.
  • Drainage ditch levels south of US-59/IH-69 (including Ditches A and C) have been pumped down to 58.4 feet.  The water is down more than 7 feet from the peak level on Tuesday, May 7.
  • The Bill Little Pump Station that drains the area south of US-59/IH-69 has run continuously with no issues since Tuesday afternoon and is operating normally.
  • Five auxiliary pumps have also been installed and are pumping water out of the levee.
  • North of US-59/IH-69, the Ditch F drainage system has been pumped down to the minimum level possible.  The Mike Thelen pump station is ready and on standby if rainfall resumes.
  • Additional rainfall is anticipated for FBCLID 2 from Thursday, May 9th through Saturday, May 11th.
  • The flooding experienced in FBCLID 2 was created by intense rainfall on Tuesday, May 7 and was not caused by on-going construction projects.
  • The next FBCLID 2 Emergency Operations Update is scheduled for Friday, May 10 at 9:00 a.m. unless conditions change overnight. 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.nextdoor.com

www.twitter.com/sugarlandtxgov

Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management

http://fbcoem.org