Emergency Operations Update – June 3, 2020 – 4:00 PM

Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBCLID 2) is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico.  The latest National Hurricane Center forecast is included below.  The probable path of Tropical Storm Cristobal currently includes the Texas coast and predicts potential impacts could start by Sunday, June 7.  The FBCLID 2 pump stations have been tested and operators are on stand-by to run the pumps, if needed.  Fortunately, the Brazos River and Ditch H are at low levels that do not impact drainage inside the FBCLID 2 levee.

FBCLID 2 recently launched a new Emergency Operations Website.  The webpage continually streams live information about rainfall and water levels in the area.  All the information is intended to increase awareness during emergencies and help inform decision-making for residents.

FBCLID2.COM/EMERGENCY features include:

  • 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

Residents are encouraged to sign up for email and text alerts through the District’s website to stay up-to-date on the latest news.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Response

FBCLID 2 operators remain onsite and prepared to respond to flood or drainage emergencies during the COVID-19 outbreak.  The FBCLID 2 pump station, levees, and ditches continue to be routinely maintained and inspected.  Because these facilities provide crucial protection to the community, all operations personnel are considered essential workers.  The District’s emergency planning and operations over the past several years have resulted in cross training a large number of inspectors and operators.  FBCLID 2 has also invested in communication and network technology to operate and monitor all facilities remotely with limited in-person interaction. The FBCLID 2 Board of Directors has adopted emergency meeting procedures to provide business continuity for the District during the COVID-19 outbreak.  The March 18 meeting of the Board of Directors continued as scheduled, via teleconference.  Details about future public meetings will continue to be posted online at www.fbclid2.com .

Emergency Operations

FBCLID 2 recently launched a new Emergency Operations webpage that includes many resources available to all FBCLID 2 residents.

  • Emergency Operations graphic
    • Brazos River & Ditch H water level outside the levee
    • Ditch A water level inside the levee
    • Bill Little Pump Station operations
    • FBCLID 2 critical elevations for levees, homes, and streets
    • Graphic displays “live” values and automatically updates
  • Rain and Stream Gauges
    • Rainfall totals
    • Drainage ditch water levels
  • Staff Gauges
    • Camera images inside & outside levee at pump stations
    • Photos automatically update hourly

Third Pump Station Construction

Construction activity continues on the Third Pump Station and work remains on schedule to be operational by spring 2021.  Additional construction details are available at: www.fbclid2.com/third-pump-station-construction/.