Weekly Brazos River Outlook – July 11, 2022

The Brazos River remains low and is currently at Gage Elevation 8.35 feet in Richmond. The heat continues with excessive heat warnings and heat advisories issued for today, Monday. The Region should start experiencing more typical mid-July weather has the high pressure systems moves out, bring some relief from the excessive heat and increasing our rain changes starting on Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center is watching an area of low pressure in the northern Gulf of Mexico that has the potential to bring heavy rainfall along the Gulf Coast. As of Monday morning, the forecasts are showing the majority of rainfall staying east of our Region but 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.  

The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving less than ¼ inch over the next 7 days. Based on the current forecast, no flooding due to the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

See the attached Flood Risk Report.