Mosquito Spraying To Begin

As you may remember in October of last year LID 15 partnered with BUGCO Pest Control in Richmond to provide periodic spraying. The service was suspended as temperatures cooled and the pests were less frequent.

Now that the temperature has increased the spraying will begin again this month.

A Riverstone LID update

Alcorn Bayou Watershed – Pumping has been completed in the watershed (until the next rain, if needed) and full detention is available. We are currently repairing two pumps but all 5 of the new gator pumps are established and ready, if needed.

Snake Slough Watershed – District has a mobile pump in the area and it has been pumped down.

Steep Bank Creek Watershed – The system is pumped down and the water levels are lower than they were pre-storm. 11 of the 12 mobile pumps are operational and will be used if there is a need.

There are forecasts for rain today but clearing overnight. Sunday looks clear.The Fort Bend County Emergency Operations Center is closing down this morning due to lowered rain expectations.

Unless something changes this will be the final post surrounding this series of storms.

Evening Update – May 10, 2019

Steep Bank Creek pump station – The limited rain today has enabled the pump station, and the trailer mounted pumps to drop the water level below where it was before Thursday night. As you can hopefully tell by the photos undertaking this part of the project 1) for the first time since they were purchased and 2) under inclement weather is a testament to the hard work from our engineering and levee operators.

Alcorn Bayou pump station – Earlier we discussed the possibility of having two of the gator pumps installed today. We are pleased to report that all five portable gator pumps have been deployed in preparation for the rains this weekend.

The weather forecast has changed and indicates heavy rain coming in tomorrow morning instead of overnight. All facilities are operating as expected with additional support in use and on standby. Based on the rain expectations and the pumping power in the district we do not anticipate any issues. We will update everyone if any of the variables change. As a constant reminder, in times of heavy rains street ponding is possible. Please be careful, especially at night, driving during these times. Most importantly, never drive into high standing water.