District Update – August 29 at 10:00am

Overnight the Brazos River Watershed did not receive has much rainfall has anticipated. At 9:37 AM, the NWS reduced the forecasted peak to 57.5’ in Richmond on Thursday morning. The watershed is still predicted to get some additional rain today, but between our break from last night and a little less rain in the forecast, the watershed is getting some much needed relief. The District continued to pump overnight and will be pumping while the Brazos River is up to reduce the lake levels around the District.

District Update – August 28 at 10:00pm

Over the past 48 hours the District has received over 20 inches of rain while the Brazos River continues to rise. This is causing us to run our pump station since the Brazos River is restricting our ability to drain without pumps. As the rain continues to fall we could experience rainfall intensities that could exceed the rate of our pumping capacities. During these times, you could start seeing water pond in the streets from the storm sewer system that is tied into the lake system. Please be aware, this water ponding in the streets is due to the localize rain that fails directly on the District that is being pumped out and is not a sign of a levee failure or breach. 

The District is continuing to staff the pump station and run the pumps during this event. We will continue to pump during this event until the lake level recedes to normal levels. Based on the forecast, this could be for several more days.