Steep Bank Creek – Supplemental Pumps – August 30th at 7:50pm

First round of pumps have arrived into Riverstone. Thanks to law enforcement officers for their traffic control operations to help truck get in and allow work crews to get started. There is still much work to be done to install and get pumps operational, but crews will be working overnight.

Also, crews have reported that floodwater levels in LID 19 are going down. Although we have no official confirmation, a rough visual estimate is approximately 6 to 8 inches from the high water mark.

Afternoon Update – August 30 at 4:45pm

As of this post, the supplemental pumps are confirmed en route to Riverstone. They are expected to arrive in a few hours, and we have crews on site ready to receive them and work around the clock to get them operational to assist with floodwaters at the Steep Bank Creek outfall.

We are also aware of your concerns regarding security of your unoccupied homes and property. We have reached out to law enforcement agencies to inquire about supplemental patrol services during the evacuation. Unfortunately, at this time, all law enforcement agencies are still under emergency operating conditions (prioritizing life safety) and are unable to provide supplemental services. However, we have been advised that once law enforcement agencies resume normal operations, we will have 24-hour coverage within Riverstone by two Precinct 4 Constable deputies (through the supplemental patrol services provided by the Riverstone MUDs).

Again, we cannot stress enough the importance of heeding the County’s evacuation order, which is still in place. There are still roads within both LIDs that are impassable, and the Brazos River has not yet crested. Traffic on passable roads may also impede public safety and rescue operations, as well our own operations to get the internal stormwater pumped out.

We are trying to keep this website updated as frequently as possible. As information comes in, will do our best to get it posted here quickly. We will also do our best to continue to provide any updates regarding possible timelines to return to your homes. In the meantime, stay safe.