Current Storm Update

Currently, a Tropical Depression is making its way across the gulf. We anticipate landfall sometime after noon on Friday. The cone is veering away from Houston and towards San Antonio.

Regardless of the tracking variances, we will receive large amounts of rain over the weekend. We anticipate that we WILL NOT need to pump water out of the district. The Brazos River water level is anticipated to remain in the low range, so the gravity flow of stormwater is expected to be fully available, thus avoiding the need to pump water from the district. At this point, there is nothing in the forecasts that the systems can not handle. We are fully functional and have reserve pumping capacity if needed (again, we do not anticipate needing that capacity).

It is important to note that despite our ability to handle this amount of rain, a Tropical Depression can bring deluges of rain that will temporarily overwhelm the storm drains. This amount of rainfall may briefly create street ponding or street flooding during times of torrential downpours. When the rain stops or slows, the storm drains will be able to catch up and clear the streets.

Due to this potential, especially during overnight hours, we recommend that you move your cars off the street, particularly if you have a low profile vehicle. Moving them to an elevated location, like your driveway, can save a lot of potential headaches.

Please use caution when driving and do not drive into high waters. We will update this post if the conditions change.

Emergency Information Signs

This year, our first emergency information sign (Riverstone at Sienna on LJ Parkway) was damaged and replaced. Recently the repair was completed as well as the creation of our second emergency information sign (Creekstone Village on Creekstone Village Drive, near the dog park).

As a reminder, unlike some community signs in developments like Sienna Plantation, our signs are exclusively for LID related emergencies. The primary purpose of the signs is to notify evacuation routes if the need arises and share emergency communication with residents. As such, they will not feature community events or happenings.

Traditionally they will remind residents to sign up for email and or text alerts. When weather events potentially affecting our levees might occur, we will use our website, Facebook page, email blast, text, and these signs to notify residents of the next recommended steps.

If you have any questions, please post on Facebook or through our contact email.

Current Storm Projections

As you are probably aware, the LID 15 area is experiencing heavy rain volume today and through the weekend. The district management service, LMS, provided an update on the preparedness of the district.

Projections call for 4-7 inches of rain with possible downpours dropping 1-3 inches per hour into the district over the weekend. The river is below any action stage, and the district systems are all fully operational. Based on the current rain projections, LMS does not anticipate needing to utilize any of the pump stations during this storm.

As a reminder, in times of heavy rainfall, the sewer drains can back up, causing temporary street ponding. Also, higher than average detention pond and channel levels will be visible as the water makes its way out of the district.

If conditions change, we will provide updates on the district website, Facebook page, and, if needed, through emergency texts and emails.

The current water gauge on the Brazos River at Richmond link is below. It shows the current water levels and their predictions on the water rise for the next five days.

In summary, at current projections, we do not anticipate any high water-related issues except for storm drain backup at times of torrential downpours.

Water Gauge on the Brazos River at Richmond