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






Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management