Emergency Operations Update

LID 15 has received approximately 4 inches of rain this week. Rainfall will continue through Wednesday, January 24, ending on Thursday, January 25. Over the weekend, the Brazos River is forecasted to crest at 40.9 feet. Based on this Brazos River water level, the LID 15 drainage system will continue to operate normally 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.

National Weather Service

Brazos River at Richmond