Weekly Brazos River Outlook – Aug 30, 2021

The Brazos River in Richmond is at Gage Elevation 13.05 feet. We have increased rain changes Wednesday and Thursday; however, most of the week should consist of warmer and drier conditions. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving less than ½  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.

Tropical Storm Ida continues to push through the United States. In addition to Ida, the National Hurricane Center is currently watching 2 tropical disturbances and Tropical Depression No. 10. Disturbance No. 1 and Tropical Depression No. 10 are not anticipated to impact the Gulf of Mexico. We are watching Disturbance No 2 which is located south of the Caribbean Islands. The National Hurricane Center gives this system a 20% chance of developing over the next 5 days. At this time, there are no immediate threats to Southeast Texas; however, we are approaching the traditional peak of Hurricane Season. Residents along the Texas Coast are encouraged to watch for changes in the forecasts and stay up to date through you preferred source (i.e. National Weather Service, Space City Weather, and Local News).

See the attached Flood Risk Report.