County Judge Robert Hebert announced that the Brazos River has crested at 55.19 feet at the Richmond Gauge and as of 10am today has receded to 55.1 feet. The District will continue to monitor the pumps and the levee as the water recedes and wants to reiterate to residents of The Commonwealth that we are still under a voluntary evacuation order. Although the flood waters are receding, there is still high water on roads in the area and emergency personnel in need of the roads, so caution should be taken by residents who have evacuated in returning. The Board would like to thank all of the residents of The Commonwealth for their support during the last week, and especially all the support given to the District’s operators who were on site throughout the storm event.
Please be aware that personal motorized vehicles are NOT permitted on the Levee. In order to maintain the integrity of the Levee that protects all of our homes, we cannot allow vehicles, including motor bikes and four wheelers, to be driving on the rain soaked top of the levee or climbing the sides of the Levee.
Please pass this information along to anyone you see on the levee, and if necessary, please notify the Sugar Land Police Department of violators to this critical safety policy.
At 10:30PM on 8/31/2017 the Brazos River Richmond gage readings appear to have began to level off; although the official National Weather Service forecast of 55.7 ft still remains at this time. River levels may continue to be at record highs for the next few days. We continue 24/7 levee monitoring operations and as the interior water levels have lowered and stabilized you may see less pumping, although everything is working properly and ready.
Please drive carefully on Avondale drive near the pump station as equipment and vehicles continue to move around there.
The Stormwater Solutions guys really appreciate the support the community has shown.
As things begin to return to normal for us, there are many people even within Sugar Land who have experienced flooding or loss. Please support local shelter and supply drives or lend a hand to someone in need.