Trinity River Status

LIBERTY, June 16, 2015 – On June 16th at 6 pm the Lake Livingston Dam Release REMAINS at 68,200 cubic feet per second and the lake level remains near 132 feet.

The Trinity River gauges show Romayor at 36.91, Liberty at 29.56 and Moss Bluff at 14.45.

Today's rains, although heavy at times, moved through quickly and no significant impact was seen along the flooded Trinity River.

We continue to monitor the remains of Tropical Storm Bill, which still may cause very heavy rain in our area. We urge residents to be alert and pay close attention to local weather reports for the next couple of days.

It is believed that our area could still see anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of rain through tomorrow,however,our biggest concern will be how much rain falls over the Trinity River Basin above the Lake Livingston Dam.

Substantial amounts of rain above the lake could cause an increase in the release rate at the dam,which would increase downstream levels on the Trinity River. We should have a better idea tomorrow on just how that will play out and we will update as details are known.

The Red Cross shelter located at 318 San Jacinto Street in Liberty has seen an increase in population with 40 residents staying overnight on Monday. A second shelter is open at the Calvary Baptist Church located at 816 North Blair in Cleveland,Texas and so far no residents have taken shelter at this location.

We continue to ask for a decision from FEMA regarding individual assistance to residents affected by the flood, however, we have not received an answer from FEMA in regards to their decision on whether or not to add Liberty County to the IA Disaster Declaration.

We will continue to watch the radar overnight and update folks as conditions warrant.

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

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