Brazos River Update – Brazos River in Action Stage and Rising – May 7, 9:00 AM

As of 8:15 AM on May 7, 2024, the Brazos River in Richmond is in Action Stage and is currently at Gage Elevation 41.2 feet and rising. According to the 8:28 AM forecast, the WGRFC anticipates the Brazos River reaching Gage Elevation 44.8 feet around Sunday. The current forecast does show this potentially being the crest. We will continue to monitor the upstream conditions and their impacts on the forecast. Rain chances across the Lower Brazos River Watershed are low for the majority of the week. The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving less than 0.25 inch of rain over the next 7 days. As we approach the weekend, our focus will be on our rain chances for the following week while the Brazos River is elevated. The confidence is currently low, but the extended forecast does show rain for the majority of next week.

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.