Weekly Brazos River Outlook – Aug 22, 2022

The Brazos River remains low and is currently at Gage Elevation 8.7 feet in Richmond. The Region will remain in a wet pattern this week. The potential for heavy rainfall will increase over the next 24 hours with increased rain chances throughout the week.  Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches is expected with isolated higher amounts of 6+ inches. At this time the greatest threat of heavy rainfall is north of I-10; however, everyone should continue to monitor the weather forecasts throughout the week. Street flooding is the primary threat with possible rainfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour. Some of our local creeks and streams could see rises where the heavier rainfall occurs in those watersheds. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving between 2 to 5 inches of rainfall over the next 7 days. Based on the current forecast, no flooding due to the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

We encourage everyone to stay weather aware by following your favorite local weather source, including the National Weather Service and the West Gulf River Forecast Center.  

See the attached Flood Risk Report.