First Colony LID’s emergency response team is monitoring the Brazos River and local rainfall predictions of this event. As of 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, 9/17/2019, the accumulated rainfall in the FCLID area is less than 1.5 inches. NWS predictions are for several more inches, possibly up to 12 inches in the next two days. With Brazos River at approximately 10 feet, the District will remain in full gravity flow conditions. Should intense cells fall over the area, isolated street ponding may occur, but should clear quickly after the rains ends. All usual precautions for heavy rainfall should be taken by residents. Further postings will be made should the NWS predictions change significantly.
After experiencing the major rain event of Hurricane Harvey last year (categorized between an 800 – 1,000 year event), the Board of Directors has been reviewing several possible projects that would result in better drainage of internal water detention. They range from improvements solely within First Colony LID to partnering with the County and other Districts on projects that would benefit several Districts and municipalities in the overall levee system. In every case, the Board will be leveraging FCLID members’ tax dollars to their best use ensuring FCLID continues to be a safe and dry District.
Currently a survey is underway for an additional detention lake by the south outfall structure. Progress and updates can be reviewed in the meeting minutes, posted on the website.