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






Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management