Emergency Operations Update – May 17, 2024

On Thursday, May 16 FBCLID 2 received approximately 1.5 inches of rain in less than an hour. For several hours last night the water level in Ditch A was high enough to activate one of the large pumps at the new McDonald Pump Station. During its first Emergency Operation, the McDonald pump Station worked exactly as designed. Currently, the smaller pumps at the Little Pump Station are performing maintenance pumping to further decrease the water level in Ditch A.

McDonald Pump Station – Emergency Operations

A Brazos River crest of 45.1 feet at the Richmond, Texas gage is forecasted for the middle of next week. High water levels outside the levee will keep the FBCLID 2 flood gates closed, but water will not reach the bottom of the levee. Fortunately, the rainfall forecast dries out over the next seven days. FBCLID 2 will continue to closely monitor the rainfall and Brazos River forecasts provided by the National Weather Service.