Trinity River Update

LIBERTY October 18, 2018 - The release at the Livingston Dam remains at 84,700 cubic feet per second. The lake appears to be stabilizing at this time. The discharge rate will remain at that level till the lake level shows some decrease. There is still water from the North coming and will continue.

--Romayor gauge is currently at 36.39ft with projection of 40.5ft
--Liberty gauge is currently at 27.34ft with projection of 30.1ft
--Moss Bluff gauge is currently at 11.48ft with projection of 15.3ft

With the levels listed above I anticipate that we will be seeing water making roads impassible in the upcoming days for the subdivisions prone to flooding along the Trinity River. These levels are NOT comparable to the Hurricane Harvey flooding.

Residents living in the flood plain area around Trinity River should make certain they have their supplies if they intend to remain in their residences or make plans to stay with relatives or friends outside the flood plain until the water recedes.

Reminder, we have placed a link to the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Predictions Service on our Facebook page, and on our Liberty County government page, allowing you to get up to date information on river conditions at any time. I am aware that when you click on the link it shows the Crockett gauge first, continue to scroll down, and you will see the remainder of the gauges down to our area for review.

Bottom line, we will monitor conditions and update as warranted, but expect flooding in the the river front subdivisions. I encourage the folks that live in the subdivisions that are located along the river that are prone to water on the roads to continue to monitor as well. So if you plan to stay 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. Please do this during daylight hours.

Thank you,

Crista Beasley-Adams
Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security
Liberty County, Texas

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