Situational Brazos River Flood Risk Assessment – Jan 25, 2024

As of 9:15 AM on January 25, 2024, the Brazos River in Richmond is at Gage Elevation 35.77 feet and rising.  Since Monday, the lower Brazos River watershed received between 4 and 12 inches. The West Gulf River Forecast Center is predicting the Brazos River in Richmond to peak around Gage Elevation 42.3 feet on Saturday. Based on the forecast, the River will remain in Action Stage over the weekend into next week. Rain chances over the next 5 to 7 days are relatively low except on Friday into Friday night. The area could receive some additional rain but the forecast is showing much lower amounts than what the Region just experienced. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving less than ¼ inch of rain over the next 7 days. Based on the current forecast, no flooding due to the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

The District is continuing to monitor the forecasts and conditions within the District. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us at

See the attached Flood Risk Report.