District Update – September 1st at 11:00am

Brazos River

According to the National Weather Service, the Brazos River has CRESTED, and the river level is slowly starting to go down! As soon as we receive word from the County, we will post any changes to evacuation orders here.


Steep Bank Creek – Water Levels

We are making progress – we have unofficial reports of an estimated amount of 8 more inches down overnight. The third delivery of supplemental pumps received overnight are almost online.

Also, based on the best information we currently have available, it is our estimate that it will may take 3 to 5 more days before homes are fully drained. Again, this is only an estimate, but we felt it important to share the best estimate we could provide.

LID 15 – Prestwick

We have received unconfirmed reports of approximately 10-15 homes in Prestwick with water inside the homes. Please extend your support and assistance to those families, as well.

Return Home and Recovery

We are actively working with the HOA to coordinate volunteers and supplies for residents needing assistance with the recovery process. Later today, we will post a list of needed supplies, drop-off location, and a call for volunteers. Stay tuned. We will also post preliminary informational material to assist homeowners with recovery. The most important thing for you to remember as you enter your homes is to BE SAFE!

Limited Trash Pickup

Best Trash will resume limited trash pickup in Riverstone. Storm and flood debris will not be collected, and they are requesting that it not be placed with regular household trash. No service will be provided in areas whose access is limited by impassable streets. Recycling pickup has also been temporarily suspended. Please see www.best-trash.com for full details.

We are working with other governmental agencies and OEM on heavy trash and flood debris. Stay tuned.

District Update – August 31st at 6:15pm

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.