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.

Brazos River Update – May 8, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Update: An additional backup generator has been delivered this morning and is currently being set up should we need it for the remainder of this event.

Due to the construction at our pump station, LID Solutions delivered mobile command center last night to provide additional facilities for crews to keep 24 hour watch on the pump station.

Pumping operations began last night and ran through the night and are continuing this morning. We anticipate pumping through the day and will be fully pumped down per our EAP. At that time pumping will stop and we will continue to monitor weather.

The backup generator is scheduled to be delivered onsite at 7:30 this morning.  We are continuing to monitor river and precipitation forecasts for the area. 
The precipitation received in FCLID 2 was just between 6 and 7 inches based on the gage data at the Alcorn Lake outfall at University.  Areas to the north of FCLID 2 received between 8 and 10 inches of rain.  Please visit the City of Sugar Lands website for current Road Closures.
The Brazos River is projected to peak this morning at 46.6 feet this morning and peak again around the same elevation on Friday.  The rainfall projected through the end of the weekend could be as much as 7 inches based on the current forecasting models.  The lakes and detention ponds within the District have adequate storage capacity at this time for the predicted rainfall.  We will notify everyone of any change in weather river conditions. 
Additional information please visit the Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management, Sugar Land Office of Emergency Management  and the National Weather Service for updates for the Area. 

For current rainfall information and stream elevation at University Boulevard and Alcorn Lake Outfall please visit Harris County Flood Warning System: Alcorn Lake Outfall (FCLID 2)