Trinity River Status

LIBERTY, December 2, 2015 – I have received a few calls from folks asking about the potential for flooding along the Trinity River as a result of last weekends heavy rains over the northern portion of the Trinity River Basin above Lake Livingston.

Our office is in contact with Trinity River Authority (TRA) officials and they are watching the river closely,however,it does not appear that we will see any serious issues along the river in Liberty County.

Currently the Livingston Dam release is at 15,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) and the lake level is stable near 131.3, which means that there is room in the reservoir to accommodate inflow without an alarming increase in the discharge rate.

It is very likely we will see an increase in the outflow from the dam sometime in the coming days,however,exactly how much and exactly when is still to be determined.

We DO NOT anticipate a major flood event with this system,however,we will monitor and update as needed.

Again, WE DO not anticipate any serious issues with the Trinity River in Liberty County due to the incoming flood waters, based on current intelligence, and we will let everyone know if anything changes. The good news once again is that we have plenty of time to watch the water and prepare.

I would like to remind residents that suffered damage during the October 31st flood, that Liberty County is declared a disaster area by FEMA and those of you with damages can register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 or by going on-line at www.disasterassistance.gov

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

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