Trinity River Status

LIBERTY, December 17, 2015 – The release at the Lake Livingston Dam has remained at 74,800 cubic feet per second today,and the lake level has dropped slightly,currently at 133.25

It is not known if the release will be increased at this time,however, we will update any changes.

Currently the Trinity River is at 36.97 in Romayor and stable, 29.07 and rising in Liberty and 14.3 and rising in Moss Bluff.

Current projections take the river to major flood stage of 29.6 ( 3.6 feet above flood stage ) in Liberty by Friday afternoon and up to 15.2 ( 3 feet above flood stage ) in Moss Bluff on Saturday.

Water continues to rise on roadways in most river front subdivisions,however we have no reports of water in any residences and we do not anticipate any water in homes tonight.

We do want to remind residents that there are no evacuation orders in place. We have visited with a number of residents and everyone we talk to states they will either stay in their elevated homes or they have already made plans to stay with friends or relatives.

We are in discussion with the American Red Cross regarding the possibility of opening a shelter if needed,but we remind residents that we will not make any non-emergency evacuations of residents after dark so if you change your mind and need assistance leaving your home, please make those moves in daylight hours,it is simply too dangerous for first responders and residents to be in boats along the river after dark.

We will update as conditions warrant and anyone with questions can contact the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management at 936-334-3219.

Text message alerts are also sent from our office via NIXLE and you can register your cell phone to receive these messages by texting your zipcode to 888777 or by registering on-line at www.nixle.com

Continue to monitor local news media outlets for updates.

Tom Branch
Coordinator
Office of Emergency Management &
Homeland Security
Liberty County, Texas


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