LIBERTY, November 7, 2015 - Trinity River Authority personnel report that the inflow to Lake Livingston has stabilized and the release from the Livingston Dam remains at 56,900 cubic feet per second ( cfs), with no anticipated increases in the release rate at this time.
The Trinity River at Liberty is at 28.61 with a slow rise to 29.2 expected over the weekend. The river level at Moss Bluff is 14.06 with an expected rise to 14.3.
The biggest player in this river event will be the rainfall we might receive this weekend,however,forecast are not calling for flooding rains in our area or over the Livingston watershed. We will certainly monitor this throughout the weekend and if we are fortunate enough to avoid any heavy rainfall events over the next few days,we may see things improve starting as early as next week.
There have been no damage reports filed with our office by anyone along the river as levels remain manageable so far.
We are maintaining a list of homes damaged during last weekends heavy rainfall event and so far approximately 100 residents countywide have reported some damage due to high water. State and federal officials are working to determine just how much damage occurred statewide during the heavy rainfall event and we hope to hear something regarding FEMA assistance for our area, once it is determined if the state will met the federal threshold required to receive federal assistance.
We will update as warranted and continue to ask residents that suffered damage in the flood event last weekend, to call our office at 936-334-3219 so that we can add your damage to our list.
This list will be presented to state and federal officials in hopes of our area receiving a federal disaster declaration, which would trigger certain FEMA benefits. Again,as of today, there is NO FEMA assistance available to Liberty County residents.
Office of Emergency Management &
Liberty County, Texas