Weekly Brazos River Outlook – Mar 24, 2022

The lower Brazos River Watershed received 1 to 4 inches of rainfall from the severe weather that pushed through Monday and Tuesday. The heaviest rainfall occurred upstream of I-10 with observed rainfall amounts around 1 to 1.5 inches across Fort Bend County. Based on the amount of rainfall received, the WGRFC anticipates the Brazos River through Richmond entering Action Stage Friday morning and peaking around Gage Elevation 24.2 feet on Saturday morning. Impacts from these levels are minor along the Brazos River through Fort Bend County and does not result in any overbank flooding. While the Brazos River is in Action Stage, our rain chances through Monday remain low with rain potentially returning early to middle of next week. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving less than 1 inch of rain. Based on the current forecast, no flooding due to the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.