Tropical Storm Beta made landfall early Sunday morning and will be providing rains over the next five days. There is some concern over the slow-moving nature of the storm. At current projections, we expect 4-6″ falling during that time.
The Brazos River is still below action stage (14ft), allowing the district to maintain gravity flow. Maintaining gravity flow means that the rain will flow from the district and out of the district to the river without the need to pump water. At this point, we believe that status will last during the water event.
As with all high rain potential events, there may be street ponding or flooding when the storm drains back up. When the rain lessens, the storm sewers will catch up, and any water in the streets will recede. Never drive into high waters.
At current projections, the district resources will be able to absorb this rain event fully. We will update this information if the forecast changes.