The most recent forecast for Richmond continues to show the Brazos receding from a peak elevation of 54.81’. The most recent observation is 49.15’ at 2:15pm indicating a drop of approximately 5’. The Brazos River at Richmond is now below NWS major flood level and the current forecast calls for it to be below minor flood level early Friday morning. For reference, the River has been elevation 30’+ since mid-April.
The elevation of the Brazos River has remained steady, if not slightly decreasing over the past few hours. It currently flows at an elevation of 54.66 with the last update recorded at 6:15 PM.
The District’s Operator continues to work inside the District and will continue frequent monitoring of the levee system. Even if the water level of the Brazos continues to slightly decrease, the County will still remain in a heightened flood alert because the water elevations are significantly above flood stage.
Trash collection was completed successfully with exception of Plantation Place, which was not serviced due to closure of FM 359. Trash collection will be collected on the next regularly scheduled day.
Please continue to exercise caution and continue to look for updates from the County and your District representatives.