Fort Bend County officials are closely monitoring the Brazos River forecast this week. Heavy rainfall upstream in the river’s watershed last week is sending a lot of water our way. The upstream reservoirs are not releasing and are holding back a lot of water; the reservoirs are doing their job and we’re glad they’re there!
The current forecast is for the river to reach similar levels to this January at the end of the week. From ongoing discussions with our partners today, Homeland Security & Emergency Management does not anticipate significant impacts to the County at this time. The forecast rain early in the week is not expected to significantly raise river levels, while rain later in the week could if too much of falls in the wrong areas. At this time there is too much uncertainty in the forecast to say for sure what any late-week rain impacts will be, but we will continue monitoring and coordinating and will update you as any significant actions occur.
Thank you Eric Berger: Space City Weather for the graphic showing 7-day rainfall forecasts, for more info about the forecast, read their excellent post: https://spacecityweather.com/yeah-we-have-concerns-about-heavy-rainfall-this-week/
You can monitor the rivers from the Fort Bend County Homeland Security & Emergency Management Rivers webpage.