Brazos River Update – May 10, 2019 at 7:00 AM

The District received just over 2 inches of rainfall last night, with the majority of the rain falling between 10 and 11 PM.  We began pumping operations last night just before 10PM last night and pumped continuously through the night.  We are continuing to pump this morning.  Right now we have about 1.5 – 2 feet in the lakes to pump down. We have capacity in the lakes for an additional 6” – 7” of rainfall.  We are continuing 24 hour operations at the pump station.

The Weather Prediction Center (WPC) forecast for the next 24 hours is showing around 1” of precipitation.  The WPC forecast for the next 48 hours is showing between 1 and 2 inches of precipitation.  The Brazos River Forecast is below.  Currently the projection is that the river will peak around 48.2’.

We are continuing to monitor the river and the rainfall for the area and will keep you informed of any changes.

We encourage everyone to stay informed by visiting the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management and National Weather Service Houston/Galveston websites.

Brazos River Update – May 8, 2019 at 9:30 PM

Pumping operations are ongoing at the pump station.  We are estimating that with no additional rainfall tonight  we will be pumped to our lowest elevation of 59.0’ per the EAP over the next 6 hours.  We have an estimated capacity to handle an additional 7”-8” of rainfall across the district in our lake systems.

The Brazos River at Richmond Gage and Rainfall predictions (24 hour) are below.  We are monitoring pumping operations, rainfall predictions and Brazos River levels.  We will keep you updated with any changes.

We encourage you to sign up for alerts from the City of Sugar Land and from Fort Bend County.  The City has asked residents to report any damage to them.  You must register with the City’s website in order to post information.

To register for alerts, please go to City of Sugar Land Emergency Notification System.