Emergency Operations Update

Posted: May 10, 2024All Posts

May 10, 2024

The Brazos River continues to rise and is forecasted to crest at 45.2 feet in Richmond, Texas on Saturday, May 11. This water elevation is still 10 feet lower than the record flood during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. High water levels outside the levee have closed the FBCLID 7 flood gates, but water will not reach the bottom of the levee. Between Sunday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 14, FBCLID 7 is forecasted to receive 1-2 inches of rain. Fortunately, the Brazos River will begin dropping as rain chances increase. The FBCLID 7 pump station and portable pumps have been tested, and operators are on stand-by if it begins to rain. The latest forecast and information from the National Weather Service is included below: