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.