Emergency Operations Update – May 9, 2024

The Brazos River continues to rise and is forecasted to crest at 45.2 feet in Richmond, Texas on Saturday, May 11.

This water elevation is still 10 feet lower than the record flood during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. High water levels outside the levee have closed the FBCLID 2 flood gates, but water will not reach the bottom of the levee.

Between Sunday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 14, FBCLID 2 is forecasted to receive 1-2 inches of rain. Fortunately, the Brazos River will begin dropping as rain chances increase.

Maintenance pumping has been performed over the past week to maximize the amount of storage in the drainage system. The FBCLID 2 pump stations have been tested, and operators are on stand-by if it begins to rain.

The latest forecast and information from the National Weather Service is included below: