Weekly Brazos River Outlook – May 1, 2023

Currently the Brazos River in Richmond is in Action Stage at Gage Elevation 20.85 feet and rising. The WGRFC anticipates the Brazos River peaking around 21.4 feet overnight. By the end of the week, the Brazos River should drop below Action Stage around Gage Elevation 16 feet. The NWS Forecast is calling sunny to partly cloudy skies with low rain chances to start the week. The regions rain chances increase toward the end of the week into the weekend. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving less than ½ 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.