May 22, 12:00 PM – Brazos River Update – Brazos River in Minor Flood Stage / River Cresting at Richmond and Sugar Land Gages

As of 11:15 AM on May 22, 2024, the Brazos River in Richmond is in Minor Flood Stage and is currently at Gage Elevation 45.72 feet. Based on the forecasts and gage data, the Brazos River at the Richmond Gage and Sugar Land Gage appear to be cresting. Please note that the Brazos River forecast for the Richmond Gage does show it could stay above Action Stage through at least the beginning of next week.  Below is a summary of the gages downstream of Hempstead. As shown, the Brazos River at Hempstead, San Felipe and FM 1489 have crested and have started to recede.

The NWS forecast continues to show low rain chances over the next 7 days which will give the area time to dry out and the Brazos River to recede. 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 has generally returned to more routine operations. If residents have any concerns or questions, please contact the District at