LIBERTY, October 27, 2015 - Based on conversations with emergency management officials at the Trinity River Authority and analysis of data from the National Weather Service Hydrologist,
it is anticipated that last weeks heavy rainfall event will cause high water conditions along the Trinity River downstream from the Livingston Dam.
Current data suggest that the Livingston Dam will increase its release,(currently at 11,000 cfs), as water begins to enter the northern portions of the lake during the week and into the weekend. It is anticipated the release will rise to approximately 65,000 cubic feet per second early next week.
With this in mind, we anticipate the Trinity River will rise to flood stage of 26 feet in Liberty sometime over the next several days.
The unknown in all this is just how high the river will rise and the answer to that will depend on how much rain we see with the system that is approaching and expected to arrive on Friday.
Bottom line is that if you live along the river or you have livestock that need to be moved, now is the time to begin making preparations. This will not be a flash flood event,so you have time to prepare.
The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management will monitor this potential flood situation and issue reports as conditions warrant.
Please feel free to call the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management at 936-334-3219 if you have any questions or concerns.