After the Arctic Blast, Milder Weather for this Week. TWDB soliciting Public Comments on Flood Infrastructure Fund Rules.

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 9.68 and forecasted to rise to 10.4. Based on the 7-day extended forecast, no flooding along the Brazos River is anticipated.

WGRFC Brazos River at Richmond (11/18/2019)

This Week

After last week’s arctic blast, this week will start with warmer temperatures and lower rain chances. Through Wednesday we should see highs in the low to upper-70s with sunny to partly cloudy skies with low chances for rain. The exact timing varies, but the NWS is anticipating our next cold front to move through the region sometime between Friday and Saturday morning. Ahead of the front, our rain chances increase to 20 to 50% starting late Wednesday evening through Saturday morning.

NWS Houston/Galveston 7-Day Houston, Texas Forecast (11/18/2019)

Overall the majority of the lower Brazos River watershed, including Fort Bend County, could see less than ½ inch of rainfall over the next 7 days.

PivotalWeather.com 7-Day Precipitation Forecast Map Using NWS Forecast Data (11/18/2019)

Texas Water Development Board Proposed Flood Infrastructure Fund Rules and Flood Intended Use Plan

The TWDB has published the proposed flood financial assistance rules and Flood Intended use Plan in the Texas Register. This marks the beginning of public comments to the draft rules. All comments are due toward mid-January 2020.

Comments on the rules have to be submitted to rulescomments@twdb.texas.gov while comments on the Flood Intended Use Plan have be submitted to Flood-IUP-Comments@twdb.texas.gov.

The anticipated timeline as outlined in the TWBD publication is as follows:

TWDB Anticipated Timeline for Adoption of Rules and First Round of Projects (11/14/2019)

For more information, visit http://www.twdb.texas.gov/flood/index.asp and http://www.twdb.texas.gov/board/2019/11/Board/Brd02.pdf?d=2718.714999995427 for more information.


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