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 Brazos river is at 52.13 and projected to continue to fall throughout the day, we think we’re finally starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Throughout the day yesterday we had showers on and off which caused us to have to pump for a good majority of the day.
Levee is all still looking very good and we see no signs of any issues or problems throughout the district. We will continue our inspection to ensure the levee isn’t showing any signs of weakness in any areas. Once the the River level is around 48 feet on the Richmond gauge, we will back off frequency of inspection but continue emergency operations until water is off all gates and we have regained gravity flow. According to the national weather service it could take the month of June to get through this event.
We commend our operator EDP and our engineers Jones & Carter for their extraordinary efforts to keep us safe and dry. Thank you to both of you and your employees.