Weekly Brazos River Outlook – Aug 29, 2022

The Brazos River remains low and is currently at Gage Elevation 8.36 feet in Richmond. The Region has a slight risk of excessive rainfall today (Monday) with increased rain chances throughout the week. On Monday, widespread rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1.5 inches is expected with isolated higher amounts of 3 to 6+ inches. Street flooding is the primary threat with possible rainfall rates of 2 to 3 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 0.5 to 3 inches of rainfall over the next 7 days with the majority of that rainfall possibly occurring today (Monday). Based on the current forecast, no flooding due to the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

The National Hurricane Center is tracking 4 disturbances; however, at this moment none of these disturbances are an immediate threat to the Texas Gulf Coast. That being said, the Region is approaching the historical peak of Hurricane Season. As with any disturbance, we encourage everyone to stay weather aware by following your favorite local weather source, including the National Weather ServiceNational Hurricane Center, and the West Gulf River Forecast Center.

See the attached Flood Risk Report.