Trinity River Status

LIBERTY, June 18, 2015 - On June 17th at 2 pm the current release from the Lake Livingston Dam REMAINS at 68,200 cubic feet per second with no change expected in the near future. Lake remains near 132 feet.

Trinity River stage:

37.03 at Romayor

29.58 at Liberty ( 3.58 feet above flood stage)

14.49 at Moss Bluff ( 2.29 feet above flood stage )

Today's local rain has brought the Trinity River up slightly, but no major impacts are being observed at this time. We continue to visit with the Trinity River Authority regarding the release from the Lake Livingston Dam and right now there is no increase in the discharge rate anticipated due to today's local rainfall.

Rainfall above Lake Livingston will continue to be our main concern. The reason is of course, we are want to see the release from the lake decreased and in order for that to happen, we need the flow into Lake Livingston to decrease. The longer heavy rain falls north of the lake, the longer it will be before the discharge rate will be cut back.

Again, the good news today is that Liberty County has now been included in the Presidential Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance. This allows residents who suffered damage due to the on-going flood, to apply for FEMA assistance.

Please call 1-800-621-3362 to register. FEMA advised our office that 148 people in Liberty County have registered so far.

The Red Cross has two shelters open, one at 318 San Jacinto Street in Liberty and 1 at Calvary Baptist Church, 816 North Blair, in Cleveland.

There are 43 people staying at the Liberty shelter and 2 at the Cleveland shelter.


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

 


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