Brazos River Update – Tuesday, May 18, 2021

LID 19 is monitoring Brazos River projections due to recent and anticipated rain in the watershed this week. Currently, the Brazos River is projected to reach 42 feet at the Richmond gauge this weekend.

At this projected river elevation, water will not reach the toe of the levee, but gravity flow may be restricted. LID 19’s operating crew has been checking all pump station facilities, drainage facilities and levees. At this time, all systems are functional and ready to pump and drain stormwater.

As a reminder, during periods of intense rainfall, street ponding may occur. We encourage residents to monitor rainfall forecasts and to keep parked cars off the street.