Weekly Brazos River Outlook, Possible System in the Gulf

The Brazos River in Richmond is currently at Gage Elevation 18.16 feet and continues to fall.

This Week and the Tropics

We are continuing to watch for the potential development of a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico. Overnight the threat of development along the Louisiana and Texas coasts have increased; however, at this time there is still a fair amount of uncertainty on the development and its location. At this moment, the NWS has not made any changes in our weekly forecast. Residents, especially those along the Texas and Louisiana coasts, are encouraged to closely monitor the progress of this system as changes in the forecasts could vary over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Based on the current forecasts, the start of this week could be a continuation of the weekend with minimal rain chances and highs hitting the mid 90’s. Our rain chances increase toward the end of the week, but overall the NWS is showing the potential for less than a 0.5 inch over the next 7 days. We will continue to monitor the conditions and changes in the forecasts.

Reservoir Status

Below is a summary of the current Reservoir Status. Overall we continue to see levels in the reservoir fall with the majority of reservoirs around 100% capacity. The only exception is Lake Somerville which continues to be near 200% capacity.