Emergency Operations Update

Posted: January 25, 2024All Posts

Thursday, January 25, 2024

During any heavy rain event there may be street ponding or flooding if the storm drains are overwhelmed and back up. As rainfall decreases, the storm sewers will catch up, and any water in the streets will recede. Never drive into high water.

LID 7 received more than 5 inches of rain this week, but the forecast dries out beginning Thursday, January 25. Over the weekend, the Brazos River is forecasted to crest at 42.3 feet. Based on this Brazos River water level, the LID 7 drainage system will continue to operate normally under gravity flow and the pumps will not be needed. However, we are prepared if the situation changes. The LID 7 pump station and portable pumps have been tested, and operators are on stand-by if the forecast changes. The latest forecast and information from the National Weather Service is included below.

The construction contractor on the Brazos River Erosion Control Project has moved all equipment to higher ground until the water levels recede. The District documented all construction completed prior to flooding and will closely monitor the project site as it dries out.

National Weather Service

Brazos River at Richmond

Brazos River Erosion Control Project