May 23, 4:00 PM – Brazos River Update – Brazos River Dropped Down into Action Stage

As of 3:15 PM on May 23, 2024, the Brazos River in Richmond is in Action Stage and is currently at Gage Elevation 44.67 feet. This is approximately 1 foot below the crest. Based on the forecasts, the Brazos River through Richmond should continue to fall. The WGRFC forecast shows another slight rise at the Hempstead Gage; however, the rise will be lower than we have experienced over the past couple of week. This rise, which is due to upstream flows continuing to move downstream, will cause the Brazos River at in Richmond to potentially stay above Gage Elevation 37 through the middle of next week and remain in Action Stage into June. Below is a summary of the gages downstream of Hempstead.

The NWS forecast continues to show low rain chances over the next 7 days. 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. The highest chance for rain is upstream of Hempstead. 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