UPDATE - May 7, 2019 at 3:05 pm, the Brazos River at Richmond is predicted to rise to 45.9 feet (LOWER THAN LAST PREDICTION) on Friday (May 10th) and begin to subside thereafter, according to the National Weather Service – Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Chart located at this link: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=hgx&gage=rmot2
This prediction can, and will change often, please refer to the above link for more information.
What does this mean for Fulshear?
Historically if the Brazos River at Richmond reports a rise of the Brazos River over 41.4, then Red Bird Lane will begin to see water cross over it's lanes and could cause the street to become flooded and impassable. However, at this time (3:30 pm) water has not crossed over Red Bird Lane. This is only a gauge and can change often over the course of time due to many factors, such as erosion.
Residents on Country Lane and Shady Lane should take note and monitor accordingly as this is the access to these streets. We encourage residents to stay informed and pay attention to local forecasts. Preparedness is always key, so please take a moment to review your family’s emergency plan.
In addition to rising levels along the Brazos River we are also watching the potential for additional rainfall over the next several days. We could see rain taking us through next weekend. The heaviest rainfall is currently shown to our east; however, we could see much of the Brazos River watershed receive another 2 to 4 inches over the next several days.
We will be monitoring this situation closely and update frequently and accordingly.