Brazos River Status – January 10th

Recently you may have noticed that the river levels are higher than usual. Based on the current river forecast we anticipate a crest at 46.4 feet. Anything over 45 is considered a flood stage. However, the upstream river gauges (Hempstead and San Felipe) have already crested and are on their way down. The river gauges closest to LID 15 (Richmond) will emulate the ones upstream.

We do have some additional rain in the forecast locally, but there is no indication of an issue. There is minimal pumping needed right now, just enough to keep internal water levels as low as possible for the traditional everyday drainage in the district.

We will notify residents if anything changes this weekend, but at this point, we do not anticipate any issues from the water coming downstream or the rain in the forecast.