Weekly Brazos River Outlook – May 13, 2024

As of 8:15 AM on May 13, 2024, the Brazos River in Richmond has dropped back into Action Stage and is currently at Gage Elevation 44.9 feet. Based on the forecasts and rainfall occurring upstream, the WGRFC shows a slower fall through Richmond than previous forecasts. The WGRFC anticipates the Brazos River staying above Gage 39 feet through the end of the week. Below is a summary of the gages from Hempstead downstream.

The NWS continues to show severe weather for all of the Lower Brazos River Watershed and Region. There is an enhanced risk of severe weather with a marginal to slight risk of excessive rainfall through Tuesday morning. The forecast includes rainfall amounts between 1 to 3 inches with isolated higher amounts. After today, the region should see a break from the rain Tuesday and Wednesday; however, rain chances return Thursday into Friday. Confidence is low on the location and rainfall amounts so the forecast could
change. This morning’s Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the
lower Brazos River Watershed receiving between 1 to 3 inches of rain over the
next 7 days. Based on the current forecast, no major flooding due to the Brazos
River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

Please note, forecasts and conditions can change. Everyone is encouraged to stay weather aware by following their favorite local weather source, including the National Weather

Service and the West Gulf River Forecast Center. If you have not ready done so, please remember to sign up for Emergency Updates from Fort Bend County.

Based on the rainfall potential, the District personnel is continuing to monitor forecasts and is ready to activate as needed. Pumping may not be required especially as the Brazos River recedes. Please note that activity around the pump station is normal during this time when the Brazos River is elevated and rain is in the forecast. The District understands

residents could be curious about the operation of the pump station; however, the District asks all residents to keep out of the District’s pump station. Please allow the operations team to focus on flood fighting. Please allow the operations team to focus on flood fighting. If residents have any concerns or questions, please contact the District at https://fbclid14.org/contact/.

See Flood Risk Assessment Attached