Weather Update – May 9, 2024

The Brazos River continues to rise and is forecasted to crest at 45 feet in Richmond, Texas by Friday, May 10.

This water elevation is more than 10 feet lower than the record flood during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. High water levels outside the levee have closed the FBCLID 15 flood gates, but water will not reach the bottom of the levee.

Between Sunday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 14, FBCLID 15 is forecasted to receive 1-2 inches of rain. Fortunately, the Brazos River will begin dropping as rain chances increase.

The FBCLID 15 pump stations and portable pumps have been tested, and operators are on stand-by if it begins to rain.

The latest forecast and information from the National Weather Service is included below: