District Update – September 1 at 8:00 am

Attention Residents

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.

Thank you.

District Update – August 31 at 10:00 am

At 4:18 AM this morning, the National Weather Service continued to hold their forecast at Gage Elevation 56.0’ in Richmond. This is approximately 17 inches higher than what we saw last May in Richmond. As of this morning, the Brazos River water level outside of the District has reached the same level as we oberved at the District last year. Last night we shut down the District’s main pumps as the internal lake elevations reached our minimum pump level. At that time, the District received our portable pump that we will use to pump additional water out of the lakes. Based on the forecast, we will continue our levee inspections through Tuesday.