Trinity River Status

LIBERTY, May 27, 2015 - On May 27th 10 am the current release at the Lake Livingston Dam is 72,600 cubic feet per second. Additional increase in the discharge is possible due to this mornings heavy rain.

Romayor gauge is at 36.8 and rising, projected to reach 39 feet ( record is 45.6)

Liberty Gauge is 29.5 and rising,projected to reach 29.9. ( record is 31 feet )

Moss Bluff is at 14.6 expected to climb to 15.5 ( record is 17.6 )

There are NO MANDATORY EVACUATIONS , strictly voluntary . We have spoken with many folks along the river and probably 50 % located along the river have left, while those remaining advise they live in elevated structures that did not flood in previous record flooding and they plan to stay, at least for now.

Our message is simple, if you live along the Trinity River, you know the river has been rising for two weeks and everyone knows it will continue to rise and stay in flood stage for many days. If you choose to stay you could be surrounded by water for an extended period of time. Should you decide to go, please do so in the daylight hours.

This is not a flash flood situation like we see in other areas, you know the water is rising, you have time to decide, and now is the time to do it.

A Red Cross shelter will be opened at the Liberty County Shelter Building 318 San Jacinto Street in Liberty later this afternoon just in case it is needed. We recommend that residents find a friend or family member to stay with if you evacuate, but if you have no place to go the Red Cross Shelter will be available.

Again, regardless of what you do, please do it during daylight hours.

Please call our office at 936-334-3219 if any questions. Additional updates will follow later this afternoon or as necessary.

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

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