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Forecasts for the Brazos River at Richmond are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - above San Felipe Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at US 59
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 50
Moderate Flood Stage: 48
Flood Stage: 45
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 55.19 ft on 09/01/2017
(2) 54.74 ft on 06/02/2016
(3) 51.40 ft on 11/28/1940
(4) 50.30 ft on 10/21/1994
(5) 50.13 ft on 05/05/1957
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 46.59 ft on 01/10/2019
(2) 55.19 ft on 09/01/2017
(3) 54.74 ft on 06/02/2016
(4) 49.67 ft on 04/21/2016
(5) 44.46 ft on 03/17/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 11.53 ft on 11/10/1988
(2) 11.91 ft on 10/16/1983
(3) 11.93 ft on 10/04/1984
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56 Flooding begins to occur in Weston Lakes.
55.19 Record Flood (Harvey)
55 Major flooding continues with significant home flooding in the following areas: Valley Lodge near Simonton, Bar Rd, Baker Rd/Cumings Rd/Rio Brazos area north of Rosenberg, Edgewood/Baudet Rd in Richmond, and FM 2759 near Thompsons. Low lying homes in Grand River, Rivers Edge, Pecan Estates in Thompson, and Pecan Bend flood as well.
54 Major flooding continues with US90A eastbound lanes inundated and impassable between Harlem Rd and New Territory. Pitts Rd is impassable between US90A and Savannah Dr.
53 FM 1489 is inundated south of Simonton to Johnson Rd. FM 359 is impassable between US90A and the Pecan Grove levee near Southern Place Dr. The intersection of FM 359 and Mason Rd is impassable. FM 2759 is completely inundated east of Agnes Rd. Street flooding occurs along Sienna Parkway between McKeever Rd and Steep Bank Trace. Street flooding occurs along McKeever Rd between Sienna Parkway and SH6. Miller Rd near Arcola is inundated.
52 Major lowland flooding continues with homes near intersection of Sixth St and Avenue B in Rosenberg beginning to take on water. FM 723 is inundated north of Rosenberg to FM 359, making the Kingdom Heights and Riverside ranch subdivisions inaccessable. FM 359 between US90A and Pecan Grove begins taking on water.
51 FM 1093 is inundated to Stansberry Rd in Simonton. Second St in Richmond is inundated. Fort Bend County flood fight operations in Simonton are exceeded and cease. Low lying streets on west side of Quail Valley take on water. Low lying areas along Knights Ct take on water.
50 Major flooding begins as homes in Richmond flood. Many homes in Simonton and Thompsons have water in them and homes along Cumings/Baker Rds and in Rio Brazos are flooded. FM 1458 near FM 1093 remains inundated and closed. Homes along Carrol/McKeever Rds in southeast Fort Bend are close to taking water. Strange Dr & Greenwood Dr in Richmond and Sixth St & Ave B in Rosenberg, and Pittman Rd in Thompsons are inundated with over one foot of water. Thompsons Ferry Rd south of LJ Pkwy is inundated outside levees
49 Moderate lowland flooding continues. Widespread inundation of the floodplain occurs with homes in Simonton and Thompsons flooded. FM 1458 near FM 1093 in Austin County is flooded with one foot of water. Six inches to one foot of water covers Strange Dr & Greenwood Dr in Richmond, Sixth St & Avenue B in Rosenberg, and Pittman Rd in Thompsons is inundated. Homes along Carrol Rd near FM 2759 (west bank) and McKeever Rd (east bank) in southeast Fort Bend County are threatened.
48 Moderate lowland flooding begins in the vicinity of the gauge. Homes are threatened upstream in Simonton and downstream in Thompsons. Strange Drive & Greenwood Drive in Richmond, and Jones River Road in Thompsons are inundated. FM 1458 near FM 1093 in Austin County has close to one half foot of water over the road. The low water crossing on Newton Drive in Richmond begins taking on water.
47 Minor lowland flooding continues as the Brazos River begins filling the Frydek Bottom upstream of Valley Lodge. Gates are closed and pumping continues in Simonton and FM 1458 near FM 1093 in Austin County is inundated. Baudet Road and Red Bird Lane have close to one foot of water over them.
46 Minor lowland flooding continues with water in the Simonton area upstream of the gauge. Simonton closes their gates and pumping begins. Water is over Baudet Road southeast of Richmond, Red Bird Lane in Fulshear, and Sixth Street & Ave B in Rosenberg. Significant portions of the floodplain near Thompsons are inundated requiring relocation of cattle from low lying areas. FM 1458 near FM 1093 in Austin County is threatened.
45 Minor lowland flooding begins as water escapes the main channel below the gauge. Livestock operations near Thompsons are affected and precautions should be taken to protect cattle including potential relocation in low lying areas. Baudet Road southeast of Richmond and Redbird Lane in Fulshear are threatened.
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Period of Record: 01/01/1903 - Present; Crest History (Post-Regulation): 10/01/1940 - Present Crest Prior to Regulation include: 12/10/1913 - 61.2ft (Flood of Record prior to regulation) and 06/06/1929 - 46.2ft
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