Trinity River Flooding
LIBERTY, May 20, 2015 - Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Branch issued the following statement concerning the status of the Trinity River.
10:00 AM update: The good news this morning is that the flow from the Livingston Dam has not increased overnight and it is not anticipated that an increase will occur today UNLESS something unexpected were to happen.
The current release from the Livingston Dam remains at 58,200 cubic feet per second.
Currently the lake level at the dam is at 132.8 or 1.8 feet above normal pool level.
Downstream the Trinity River level at Romayor is 34.68, nearing an expected crest of 35 feet. Flood stage here is 40 feet.
The Trinity River level at Liberty is currently 28.66 and is expected to slowly rise to 28.7 feet later this week. Flood stage here is 26 feet.
The Moss Bluff gauge remains off-line and we hope to have data for that area later today.
The only effects so far have been water over roadways inside riverfront sub-divisions.
We have not received any reports of homes being flooded at this point.
We continue to urge residents to monitor conditions within their neighborhoods along the Trinity River. Residents that do not want to stay in their homes for any reason and have a place to go, are ask to make moves during daylight hours, movement around flooded areas during nighttime hours is very dangerous.
We will continue to monitor and update as conditions warrant.