North Fort Bend Water Authority Fee Increase

Effective January 1, 2019, the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) is increasing its mandated surface water fee from $3.70 per 1,000 gallons to $4.00 per 1,000 gallons.  This Subsidence District mandated fee, reflected as a separate line item on your water bill, is paid directly to the NFBWA and is used to design, build and operate new infrastructure, which delivers surface water to your district.

For more information about the NFBWA, please visit www.nfbwa.com.

Barker Reservoir Area Evacuations (UPDATE)

Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management – Barker Reservoir Revised Mandatory Evacuation Map as of 8/31/2017 Effective 9:00 a.m.

UPDATE on 8/31/2017 effective 9:00 a.m.

The voluntary evacuation order previously put in place for neighborhoods in the Fort Bend County portion of the Barker reservoir has been lifted. A smaller mandatory evacuation area was ordered last night for neighborhoods near the Barker reservoir to provide the Sheriff’s Office the authority they need to ensure the safety and security of residents in the evacuation area.

As the water levels recede in the neighborhoods near the Barker Reservoir, we will continue to reduce the size of the mandatory evacuation zone as quickly as possible. We will update this page regularly.

Brazos River Threat Continues

There is an increasing threat to Fort Bend County residents as the Brazos River continues to rise. River crest is now expected sometime on Saturday.

We encourage all residents to use extreme caution if moving about, to respect all evacuation orders, and to follow instructions of local Law Enforcement. The sun is shining today, but the river continues to rise and we all need to be vigilant for changing situations.


A PDF copy of the Barker evacuation area can be downloaded here.

The evacuation area can be seen in the northern portion of this interactive map:

August 29, 2017

Interactive Map for Evacuation Zones / Mapa Interactivo de zonas de evacuación

The interactive map of evacuation zones for  the Brazos and San Bernard Rivers is above. You can search your address to see if you are part of an evacuation order.

PLEASE SHARE WITH ANYONE WHO MIGHT LIVE IN THESE AREAS.


Mapa interactivo de las zonas de evacuación para los Ríos Brazos y San Bernard. Usted puede buscar su dirección para ver si es parte de una de las ordenes de evacuación.

Por favor comparte con cuál quiera que viva en estas áreas!


Fort Bend County’s unincorporated area is currently under a curfew from 12:00 AM to 6:00AM and it is best not to travel on these roadways until daylight.   Residents are advised to make preparations now to remove all persons and pets out of the neighborhoods.  All evacuees should take their important documents and medication with them when they leave.  Additional vehicles can be parked at the Cinco Ranch High School.

If you are a resident in the evacuation zones and you do not have transportation or a place to go – PLEASE CALL Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management at 281-342-6185 and request assistance with the evacuation.

For current shelters in Fort Bend County go to Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Road Closures page. Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Shelter page.

For an up-to-date lists of road closures and traffic issues, please visit the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Road Closures page. Do not assume that your route will be clear and do not return home until officials say it is safe.

For more information or if you have questions, check the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management website at fbcoem.org, the FBC OEM Facebook page, the FBC OEM Twitter account, or call 281-342-6185.

New Mandatory Evacuation for Barker Reservoir Area Communities

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX  August 30, 2017 PM

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is currently forecasting a record pool elevation level in the Barker Reservoir several feet above the levels in the Tax Day flood of 2016. The reservoir has risen to 101.1 feet at this time and imminent flooding is expected in this area.   As a result Fort Bend County has changed the voluntary evacuation to a MANDATORY evacuation order for the following subdivisions:

  • CANYON GATE – all sections
  • CINCO RANCH – following sections:
    • Bayou Park Estates
    • Cinco Forest
    • Equestrian Village
    • Fountain View
    • Greenway Village
    • Institutional Core
    • Southpark Meadow Place
    • North Lake Village
    • Plaza Subdivision
    • West, Section 7
    • Willow Fork
  • GRAND LAKES – all sections
  • KELLIWOOD – following sections:
    • Courts
    • Fairways
    • Greens
    • Links
    • Park
    • Pointe Terrace
  • RICEFIELD VILLAGE
  • WILLOW FORK – Greens, Section 1

There is an interactive map on the Fort Bend County OEM website where citizens can type their address and see if they are in a mandatory evacuation area.  Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management Evacuation Interactive Map.

Fort Bend County’s unincorporated area is currently under a curfew from 12:00 AM to 6:00AM and it is best not to travel on these roadways until daylight.   Residents are advised to make preparations now to remove all persons and pets out of the neighborhoods.  All evacuees should take their important documents and medication with them when they leave.  Additional vehicles can be parked at the Cinco Ranch High School.

If you are a resident in the evacuation zones and you do not have transportation or a place to go – PLEASE CALL Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management at 281-342-6185 and request assistance with the evacuation.

For current shelters in Fort Bend County go to Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Road Closures page. Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Shelter page.

For an up-to-date lists of road closures and traffic issues, please visit the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Road Closures page. Do not assume that your route will be clear and do not return home until officials say it is safe.

For more information or if you have questions, check the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management website at fbcoem.org, the FBC OEM Facebook page, the FBC OEM Twitter account, or call 281-342-6185.

County Judge Issues Curfew Order for Unincorporated Fort Bend County

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX  August 30, 2017  10:00 PM

For Immediate Release

In response to requests from Fort Bend County law enforcement officials, Judge Bob Hebert has issued a curfew order for unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County. This curfew will be in effect beginning 12:01 August 31, 2017 and will be in force until 6:00 AM on September 6.

The curfew states that the only people who may remain in or travel around on both public and private property are:

  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • People authorized by the County Judge to assist in the protection of the health, safety, or welfare of the public
  • Owners of the property in which they are found during curfew hours
  • A person who remains or travels upon private property which is owned by him or upon which the person has been invited

This order will take effect immediately.

“This curfew,” said Judge Hebert, “is being put into effect for the safety of people in the unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County. The safety of our citizens outweighs the temporary inconvenience that results from this curfew. We want you to be safe as we face Harvey’s challenges together”.

Brazos River Update

Earlier today, the National Weather Service and Fort Bend County officials changed the expected crest level for the Brazos River in Richmond to 56 feet (gauge height), with the crest now expected to occur sometime on Thursday or early Friday. That is below the previous estimate of 59 feet. If the river crests at 56 feet as now projected, that would constitute a 100-year flood event for the District.

As a result of these revised projections and the significant drop in Oyster Creek water levels over the last 24 hours, the District currently does not expect there to be any residential structure flooding in the neighborhood, although there may still be street ponding or flooding in some areas. The District encourages you to continue monitoring the website of the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management for additional updates: http://fbcoem.org.

For Fort Bend County flood plain maps and related information, please visit: http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=337.