LIBERTY, December 10, 2015 – The release rate at the Livingston Dam is currently 38,300 cubic feet per second (cfs) and additional increases are likely over the next few days.
Current guidance takes the Trinity River in Liberty above the flood stage of 26 feet by tomorrow, and current projections show a continued increase in the river level, reaching 28.8 feet sometime over the weekend.
The National Weather Service is forecasting rain in our area on Saturday and Sunday.
Residents living in subdivisions along the Trinity should monitor media reports and expect water over some subdivision roads beginning this weekend.
For comparison purposes, the October 31st flood caused the Trinity River to rise to 29.07 feet and the maximum release from the dam was 56,900 cfs. The flood that occurred here beginning in May, took the Trinity River to a level of 30 feet and the maximum release at the Livingston Dam at that time was 72,600 cfs.
The flood of record occurred in October 1994 when the Trinity River rose to 31 feet in Liberty and the outflow from the Livingston Dam at that time was 110,600 cfs.
We will monitor conditions along the river and update as conditions warrant.
Office of Emergency Management &
Liberty County, Texas