Weather Update – June 4, 2024

The Brazos River is rising again and is forecasted to crest on Thursday, June 6 at 39.5 feet in Richmond, Texas. The Richmond, Texas gauge on the Brazos River at US-90A has a long history, and LID 15 will continue to use it for all emergency actions and response. The new Brazos River gauge in Sugar Land, Texas that is located at US-59/I-69 does not have the same level of historical data and forecasting.

Fortunately, while the Brazos River is elevated this week, very little rainfall is forecasted. High water levels outside the levee could impact gravity drainage, but water will not reach the bottom of the levee. FBCLID 15 is prepared if the pump stations in Riverstone need to be operated, and will continue to closely monitor the rainfall and Brazos River forecasts provided by the National Weather Service.