Emergency Operations Update – May 16, 2024

On Saturday, May 11, the Brazos River crest at Richmond, Texas gage measured 45.7 feet. Based on forecast rainfall for Thursday, May 16, the Brazos River is expected to crest again next week at 46.4 feet in Richmond.

High water levels outside the levee have closed the FBCLID 2 flood gates, but water will not reach the bottom of the levee.

FBCLID 2 is forecasted to receive more rainfall tonight, and the pump station operators are prepared if it begins to rain.

Fortunately, the precipitation forecast dries out this weekend and into next week when the Brazos River will crest again. The latest forecast and information from the National Weather Service is included below: