Weekly Brazos River Outlook – May 30, 2024

As of 9:15 AM on May 30, 2024, the Brazos River in Richmond is in Action Stage and is currently at Gage Elevation 36.86 feet. The Brazos River through Richmond should continue to fall; however additional rainfall is in the forecast which could cause a slight increase or delay water levels falling on the Brazos River through Fort Bend County.

The NWS forecast shows a marginal to slight risk of severe weather and excessive rainfall through Friday for most of the region and lower Brazos River watershed. Through Friday, rainfall amounts could range from 1 to 2 inches with peak rainfall intensities in some areas of 1 to 3 inches per hour and isolated higher amounts in some areas. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving between 1 to 2 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.

District personnel will continue to monitor forecasts and conditions within the District while the Brazos River continues to be elevated with rain the forecast. The District does not anticipate pumping due to the current rainfall potential; however, the District personnel are ready to operate the station if needed. If residents have any concerns or questions,
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See Flood Risk Assessment Attached