Trinity River Update

LIBERTY, December 7, 2015 – Currently the Lake Livingston Dam release is 27,300 cubic feet per second (cfs) and the lake is slowly rising, currently at 132.15.

Additional increases in the release from the dam will occur over the next several days, and as of this mornings discussion with officials at the dam, it is anticipated the release could reach 50,000 cfs by the end of this week.

Current forecast will take the Trinity River back into flood stage above 26 feet in Liberty by Thursday or Friday. Current stage at Liberty is 22.43.

Right now it is not anticipated that we will see flooding conditions like those that resulted in the issuance of two FEMA declarations over the past 6 months,however, folks residing in the riverfront subdivisions should be prepared for high water conditions which could once again close roads leading into these subdivisions.

There is no heavy rain in the forecast in the near future so hopefully flooding will be minimal and "reasonable" in duration.

Stay tuned to local media for updates and plan accordingly.

Meanwhile,if you suffered damage in the October flood,please register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 or by going on-line at www.disasterassistance.gov

There have been a total of 214 registrations filed so far in Liberty County for the October flood. In comparison, over 600 residents filed for assistance during the summer flood.

Please feel free to call the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management at 936-334-3219 if you have any questions.

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

 

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