Tropical Storm Beryl Update – July 6, 2024

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 46 is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Beryl in the Gulf of Mexico. The current forecast for the Missouri City area, including much of the lower Brazos River watershed, is showing widespread rainfall amounts between 5 to 7 inches with the possibility of higher amounts in some areas. During periods of heavy rainfall, there may be instances of street ponding or flooding if storm drains become overwhelmed and back up. As the rainfall subsides, storm sewers will catch up, and water on the streets will gradually recede. It is crucial to avoid driving into high water at any time.

After an extended period of elevated levels along the Brazos River, the river has recede to low enough levels to minimize impacts to the District’s drainage facilities. Based on the current forecast, the District does not foresee the need to operate the pump station; however, the District’s operator remains on standby in case of any changes in the forecast.

Forecasts and conditions can change. Everyone is encouraged to stay weather aware by following their favorite local weather source, including the National Weather Service, the National Hurricane Center, and the West Gulf River Forecast Center. If you have not ready done so, please remember to sign up for Emergency Updates from Fort Bend County.

If residents have any concerns or questions, please contact the District at

Brazos River Update – Brazos River in Action Stage / Forecast Lowered Since Yesterday – May 17, 9:45 AM

As of 9:15 AM on May 17, 2024, the Brazos River in Richmond is in Action Stage and is currently at Gage Elevation 42.39 feet. Based on the forecasts and rainfall that occurred upstream, the WGRFC has lowered its forecast for the Brazos River through Richmond. This morning’s forecast shows the Brazos River rising to Gage 44.90 feet around May 21. For reference, 44.90 is approximately 0.8’ lower than our previous 7 day peak. Similarly, gages upstream of Richmond are forecasted to rise.

There are some minor chances for additional rain today; however, generally the lower Brazos River Watershed should experience an extended period of sunny to partly cloudy skies with low rain chances. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving less than ½ inch of rain over the next 7 days. Based on the current forecast, no major flooding due to the Brazos River through Fort Bend County is anticipated.

District personnel will continue to monitor forecasts and conditions within the District while the Brazos River continues to be elevated; however, activity around the Pump Station should generally return to more routine operations. The District asks all residents to keep out of the District’s pump station. Please allow the operations team to focus on flood fighting. If residents have any concerns or questions, please contact the District at