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