June 3, 10:00 AM – Brazos River Update – Brazos River in Action Stage and Rising

As of 9:15 AM on June 3, 2024, the Brazos River in Richmond is in Action Stage and is currently at Gage Elevation 34.6 feet. Due to upstream rainfall and reservoir releases, the WGRFC anticipates the Brazos River in Richmond rising to around 39.50 feet by Thursday.

For portions of the watershed upstream of Fort Bend County, the NWS forecast shows a marginal to slight risk of severe weather and excessive rainfall this afternoon into this evening. After today, our rain chances for the remainder of the week are low. The 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) is showing the lower Brazos River Watershed receiving less than ¼ 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. The District does not anticipate pumping due to the current rainfall potential; however, the District personnel are ready to operate the station if needed. If residents have any concerns or questions, please contact the District at https://www.fbcmud46.org/contact/.