Weekly Brazos River Outlook – May 5, 2024

As of 8:15 AM on May 5, 2024, the Brazos River in Richmond
is in Action Stage and is currently at Gage Elevation 38.28 feet and rising.
According to the 8:07 AM forecast, the WGRFC anticipates the Brazos River
reaching Gage Elevation 44.1 feet toward the end of next week. As shown on the
forecast, the WGRFC graphic does not necessarily represent the peak elevation
at the Richmond Gage. Based on the upstream conditions, the forecast for the
Brazos River through Richmond could change. We will continue to monitor the
forecasts especially with our remaining rain chances. Based on the current NWS
forecast, portions of Lower Brazos River Watershed and the Region are under a
flood watch through tonight. These areas could see between 1 to 3 inches with
isolated areas of 4 to 8 inches. After Sunday, our rain chances drop for the
upcoming week. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing
the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving between 0.25 to 1 inch over the next
7 days.

Based on the current forecast, the District does not
anticipate emergency operations; however, the District’s team is continuing to
monitor conditions along the Brazos River and within the District and is ready
to respond as needed. Please note, forecasts and conditions can change.
Everyone is encouraged to stay weather aware by following their favorite local
weather source, including the
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.

Flood Risk Assessment Attached