Trinity River Status
LIBERTY, May 30, 2015 - On Saturday May 30th at 10:00 AM the release at the Lake Livingston Dam remains at 72,600 cfs and NO increase is expected this weekend. Lake level is approx. 132.62 and very slowly falling.
Current Trinity River levels
Romayor is at 37.8 and stable
Liberty is 29.79 and stable
Moss Bluff is at 14.6 with slow rise to 14.9 by tomorrow.
Forecast for the upcoming days
IF we receive heavy rain today or tomorrow of course things will change,however,the forecast seems to be improving. We have received a lot of calls regarding the water that will be coming down the river from Dallas and the affect it will have here in Liberty County.
Basically, the Trinity River Authority will monitor the flow of that water,which takes at least a week to reach the dam, and calculate how much they will need to release from the dam in order to keep the river stable. The best case scenario is that we do not see heavy rains in our area, which allows the lake to slowly fall and by the time the upstream water reaches the dam, it can be passed through without an increase in the release level.
Worst case of course is that more rain falls over the Trinity River Basin which slows down the process, causing the dam release to increase.
So, with all that said, we are at the mercy of mother nature and I can assure you that the folks at the Trinity River Authority are monitoring conditions and working to manage that inflow in such a way that the impacts are as minimal as possible to residents both upstream and downstream of Lake Livingston.
The Red Cross Shelter is open at 318 San Jacinto Street in Liberty and 12 people utilized the shelter last night. Those folks that wish to leave their homes because of the high water can take refuge at the shelter if they have no other place to stay. Residents that just want to stop by and thank our Red Cross volunteers for being here to help can certainly do that as well !!
We remind residents to make their moves during daylight hours and do not take any chances crossing high water. Obviously conditions along the river are dangerous.