Weekly Brazos River Outlook – May 7, 2024

As of 8:15 AM on May 7, 2024, the Brazos River in Richmond
is in Action Stage and is currently at Gage Elevation 41.2 feet and rising.
According to the 8:28 AM forecast, the WGRFC anticipates the Brazos River
reaching Gage Elevation 44.8 feet around Sunday. The current forecast does show
this potentially being the crest. We will continue to monitor the upstream
conditions and their impacts on the forecast. Rain chances across the Lower
Brazos River Watershed are low for the majority of the week. The Quantitative
Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed
receiving less than 0.25 inch of rain over the next 7 days. As we approach the
weekend, our focus will be on our rain chances for the following week while the
Brazos River is elevated. The confidence is currently low, but the extended
forecast does show rain for the majority of next week.

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 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.

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