As new storms are approaching the area, we wanted to provide an update on the current state of water in our district.
Fort Bend County LID #15 – The Alcorn Bayou watershed has been pumped down, and there is ample detention capacity available. Based on the current rain projections and pumping power the district will be able to move the expected water out of the area.
The Steep Bank Creek watershed has the four main pumps that are operating as designed. 5 of the 12 trailer mounted pumps are moving water to aid in the speed of water removal. We expect the remaining seven will be deployed throughout the day. We are currently pumping approximately 120,000 gallons per minute (GPM) out of the watershed. The nine pumps currently active have dropped the water level down 2.5 feet from a high on Wednesday morning. Without rain, it will continue to drop about an inch per hour.
If any of the projections get increased, we will notify you on the website, facebook page and through emails and texts.