Brazos River Update

Residents of Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 20 (the “District”), the Kingdom Heights Subdivision

Based on the latest forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS), the Brazos River is projected to crest at 49.9 Feet at the Richmond Gauge this Sunday, May 12, 2019 during the afternoon hours.

According to the District’s operator, all of the District’s levee and drainage facilities are functioning normally at this time. The District’s levee and internal drainage system are designed to handle the projected Brazos River water levels.

In the event the Brazos River rises to elevations higher than 49.9’, there is the possibility FM 723 could be inundated by floodwaters. The exact elevation is different for every storm event, however FM 723 was inundated with water near an elevation of 52.0 Feet at the Richmond Gauge during the Memorial Day Flood Event of 2016.

Residents should be aware that at elevations near 52.0 Feet access to and from the neighborhood could become restricted and continue to monitor the situation closely.

The latest projections from the National Weather Service can be found at the following link:

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=hgx&gage=rmot2&prob_type=stage

Please continue to check the Fort Bend county Emergency Management website for current and up to date information at www.fbcoem.org.

Weather Update

Fort Bend Levee Improvement District No. 20 and Fort Bend County have experience heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours. Everything is draining as designed, but we are expecting additional rainfall in the next couple of days.

The Brazos River is expected to rise to Gauge 46.6 by early morning Friday, May 10. Access to and from Kingdom Heights is restricted when the Brazos River hits Gauge 52.

Please remove all trash cans from the street and check your outfall drains to make sure everything is clear. If you see significant street flooding, do not drive through it.

Residents should monitor for Fort Bend County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for up-to-date weather and flooding notices.

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