Potential Flooding in Liberty County

LIBERTY, February 26, 2018 - Current Livingston Dam release is 30,600 cubic feet per second and additional increases are possible.

We usually do not see serious effects until we top 50,000 to 60,000 cfs,however, in the subdivision of New River Lake Estates it is likely we could see damage to the temporary road into that subdivision, which was put in after Harvey washed away the original road.

With this in mind, residents in the New River Lake Estates subdivision should decide if they will choose to "ride out " the high water in their elevated structures or prepare to stay with friends or relatives outside the flood plain until the water recedes.

Residents in other river front subdivisions located in the flood plain along the Trinity should also monitor entry road conditions closely and be considering their course of action should the water rise to levels that would cut off entry and exit to their subdivision.

As we know, most folks living along the Trinity River will stay put,take their cars to higher ground and boat in and out, so if that is your plan, please make sure you have your food and water supplies on hand and remember, emergency responders will not be able to access you if the roads are not passable.

Updates to follow as warranted...

Tom Branch

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