Emergency Operations Update – Monday, June 17, 2024

The Brazos River crested again on Sunday, June 16 in Richmond, TX, marking the fifth river crest since the beginning of May. The Brazos River is currently forecasted to drop more than 10 feet this week. LID 15 may also receive 6-8 inches of rainfall through Thursday.  Fortunately, the lower Brazos River levels will allow the LID 15 drainage system to operate with normal under gravity flow and the pumps will not be needed. However, the LID 15 pump stations and portable pumps have been tested, and operators are on stand-by if the forecast changes. The latest forecast and information from the National Weather Service is included below.

During any heavy rain event there may be street ponding or flooding if the storm drains are overwhelmed and backed up.  As rainfall decreases, the storm sewers will catch up and any water in the streets will recede.  Never drive into high water.

Brazos River at Richmond, TX

National Weather Service