Steep Bank Creek – floodwater levels and supplemental pumps
The initial delivery of supplemental pumps are now online, and we have confirmed that they are pumping water!
We are beginning to see improvement on floodwater levels in the Steep Bank Creek watershed. Unofficially, the levels appear to be approximately 1 foot below the high water mark, and we continue to see increased drainage efficiency every hour.
As crews continue work at the Steep Bank Creek pump station, LJ Parkway remains closed and portions remain impassable. There is no public access to the communities south of Hagerson Road (Sweetbriar, Orchard, Shadow Glen, Lost Creek, and Millwood), and law enforcement officers have set up barricades and officers enforce the restriction on access.
Although many of the other major thoroughfares within Riverstone are now passable, at this time, Creekstone Village Drive (east of Thompson Ferry) and Oilfield Road remain impassable. Many of the smaller residential roads continue to hold water, and residents should continue to heed the County’s evacuation order for now. We are actively working with the County OEM office on when they will allow residents to return.
Brazos River Projection
The National Weather Service’s projected crest for the Brazos River at Richmond has further been reduced to 55.7 feet. The river level is currently 55.14 feet.