Weekly Brazos River Outlook / Texas Flood Awareness Week – May 22, 2023

Currently, the Brazos River in Richmond is in Action Stage at Gage Elevation 20.49 and continuing to fall. The forecast for this week is calling for sunny to mostly sunny skies with low rain chances across the Region except for Wednesday into Thursday. Our rain chances increase mid-week, but the current forecast is showing less than 40%. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving less than ¼ 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.

See the attached Flood Risk Report.

Texas Flood Awareness Week (May 22-26, 2023)

This week is Flood Awareness Week in Texas. The Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) leads Texas Flood Awareness Week, May 22-26, 2023, and asks all communities, agencies, and companies to spread the word and join in the campaign. Share flood risk, flood preparedness, flood mitigation and flood recovery facts on your sites. Plan your own content, or use the info from TFMA for the following days/topics:


  • Monday – Flood Facts
  • Tuesday – Flood Safety and Preparedness
  • Wednesday – Wear Blue Wednesday – Show us your blues!
  • Thursday – Causes of Floods/Flood Control
  • Friday – Historical Floods