As you are probably aware, the LID 15 area is experiencing heavy rain volume today and through the weekend. The district management service, LMS, provided an update on the preparedness of the district.
Projections call for 4-7 inches of rain with possible downpours dropping 1-3 inches per hour into the district over the weekend. The river is below any action stage, and the district systems are all fully operational. Based on the current rain projections, LMS does not anticipate needing to utilize any of the pump stations during this storm.
As a reminder, in times of heavy rainfall, the sewer drains can back up, causing temporary street ponding. Also, higher than average detention pond and channel levels will be visible as the water makes its way out of the district.
If conditions change, we will provide updates on the district website, Facebook page, and, if needed, through emergency texts and emails.
The current water gauge on the Brazos River at Richmond shows the current water levels and their predictions on the water rise for the next five days.
In summary, at current projections, we do not anticipate any high water-related issues except for storm drain backup at times of torrential downpours.