Steep Bank Creek Pump Station Expansion Update July 2021

You may be aware that groundbreaking for the expansion project took place in April this year. Please see the link below for that article.

The expansion project is progressing satisfactorily. The current persistent rainfall has impacted the progress in the field to some extent but is not a major issue yet.

The photos below will give you a visual update on the ongoing work progress. Please feel free to inquire if you need more information.

LID 19 Weather Update

The Brazos river is rising due to water flow from upstream and continued rainfall over the Brazos river catchment area. The current river level projections indicate that LID 19 may partially or fully lose gravity flow of rain water to the Brazos in the coming days.

If this condition occurs, we are fully prepared to start our pumps to remove the rain water out of LID 19. Under the current projected scenario, we are fully equipped to avoid any structural flooding across LID 19. It is possible that some street flooding may occur, depending on rainfall intensity over LID 19 while the gravity flow is restricted. If circumstances change, we will keep you apprised of the same.

Please pay attention and be safe when driving and never drive over flooded streets. If possible, please park your cars off the road at a higher level to avoid any potential damage from street flooding.

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.