Brazos River Update – Brazos River in Action Stage and Rising – May 5, 9:00 AM

As of 8:15 AM on May 5, 2024, the Brazos River in Richmond is in Action Stage and is currently at Gage Elevation 38.28 feet and rising. According to the 8:07 AM forecast, the WGRFC anticipates the Brazos River reaching Gage Elevation 44.1 feet toward the end of next week. As shown on the forecast, the WGRFC graphic does not necessarily represent the peak elevation at the Richmond Gage. Based on the upstream conditions, the forecast for the Brazos River through Richmond could change. We will continue to monitor the forecasts especially with our remaining rain chances. Based on the current NWS forecast, portions of Lower Brazos River Watershed and the Region are under a flood watch through tonight. These areas could see between 1 to 3 inches with isolated areas of 4 to 8 inches. After Sunday, our rain chances drop for the upcoming week. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving between 0.25 to 1 inch over the next 7 days.

Based on the current forecast, the District does not anticipate emergency operations; however, the District’s team is continuing to monitor conditions along the Brazos River and within the District and is ready to respond as needed. Please note, forecasts and conditions can change. Everyone is encouraged to stay weather aware by following their favorite local weather source, including the National Weather Service 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.