Emergency Operations Update – Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The Brazos River is forecasted to crest at 43.6 feet at the Richmond Gage on Sunday, May 23.  At this elevation, the FBCLID 2 flood gates begin to close and drainage inside the levee is restricted.  The FBCLID 2 pump stations have been tested, and operators are on stand-by to run the pumps, if needed.  The forecast calls for 6 to 8 inches of rain within the District through Thursday, with isolated areas in the area potentially receiving as much as 10-12 inches.  However, most of the forecasted rain will have time to drain out of the levee before any pumping is required.  The latest forecast and information from the National Weather Service is included below.

For additional information on FBCLID 2 Emergency Operations: FBCLID2.com/emergency

  • Live graphic of levee operations
    • 24-hour rainfall total
    • Ditch water levels inside and outside the levee
    • Brazos River Forecast (if flood stages are predicted)
    • Pump Station operations
  • Rainfall & stream gauges
  • Live camera views with hourly updates
  • Links to City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County Emergency Management

National Weather Service

Brazos River Gage at Richmond, Texas