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