The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 10.23 and continuing to fall from the slight rise that occurred last week. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is expected.
We can expect relativity dry and warm conditions over the next 3 to 4 days as we wait for our next cold front to arrive toward the end of the week. As it approaches, our chance for rain increases with our highest chance occurring on Thursday.
Overall much of the State of Texas is anticipated to get some rainfall over the next 7 days. Based on the forecasts, the lower Brazos River Watershed could see around a quarter of an inch with Fort Bend County potentially receiving as much as 0.5 to 0.75 inches. The majority of this rainfall could occur Thursday evening into early Friday morning.
Brazos River Erosion
For those who have spent their lives along the Brazos River, the erosion along the Brazos River is not new. For others, the major floods and accelerated the rate of erosion has brought increased awareness of the issue.
Fort Bend County is stepping up their efforts to understand and plan for addressing the erosion along the River moving forward. For more information, check out the recent article by Community Impact titled More frequent flooding magnifies Brazos River erosion Concerns. The article focuses on the Sugar Land area, but the County has completed a study and looking at the erosion county-wide.