LIBERTY, October 28, 2015 - The latest data available indicates that the Trinity River will continue to rise, as officials at the Lake Livingston Dam begin to open the gates to allow the release of incoming flood waters.
Latest projections bring the Trinity River in Liberty to near 29.5 feet sometime next week. Flood stage in Liberty is 26 feet.
The current release from the Livingston Dam has been increased to 13,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) and it is fully expected that conditions will warrant continued increases, with a peak estimate at this time of 65,000 cfs.
I remind folks that this is not taking into consideration the addition of any new rainfall, the water causing these estimated levels is already in the system and working it's way downstream from the North Texas area.
Residents living along the river should make preparations now for this high water event. Livestock owners with livestock at risk, should be prepared to move their livestock before the flood levels cut off their escape route.
During the May through July flood we just experienced, the river level in Liberty crest at 29.99 feet.
With all this said, if you live along the river you already know the risk and what you need to do to prepare. The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management will keep you advised through local media sources,however,it is up to the individual resident to make preparations now. The sun is shining and you have time to act before the water arrives.
If you have questions, please feel free to call our office at 936-334-3219.
Office of Emergency Management &
Liberty County, Texas