The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 12.14. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated as drought conditions continue to rise and limited precipitation in the forecast.
Drought conditions continue to increase as excessive heat and limited to no precipitation has fallen over the past couple weeks. The Brazos River Reservoir System has only 3 reservoirs at or above 100% with all others falling between 85 and 95% full. Please remember that these percentages are based on the percent full compared to their water supply capacity and their conservation pool levels and does not represent flood storage.
The first part of this week will remain hot with highs near the upper 90s with the potential to hit 100°.
A “weak summertime cold front” approaches the region on Wednesday and arrives on Thursday. This will increase our rain chances and bring temperatures down to the mid-90s.
Overall, the forecast is showing less than ½ inch of rain over the next 7 days.