LIBERTY, November 21, 2015 - The Trinity River continues in flood stage, however, conditions should start improving as Trinity River Authority officials have been able to slowly reduce the outflow from the Livingston Dam.
Currently the flow from the dam is down to 31,700 cubic feet per second (cfs), which is still well above the "normal" flow of between 1000 cfs and 2000 cfs we are accustomed to seeing in Liberty County, but much better than the 56,900 cfs we were seeing last week.
The Trinity River is falling sharply in Romayor,currently at 30.85 feet, while the gauge in Liberty remains stable at 28.82 feet ( 2.8 feet above flood stage ) and the gauge in Moss Bluff is holding at 14.28 ( 2 feet above flood stage) We anticipate the river will begin receding slowly in both Liberty and Moss Bluff over the weekend.
We are monitoring another incoming weather system,however,it does not appear heavy rain will occur with this system so hopefully we can catch a break for a change and get the folks around the river some much needed relief.
As previously reported,homes along the river are not flooded,however,some roads leading into the dozen or so subdivisions along the river are under water.
FEMA has not advised whether or not Liberty County residents whose homes were flooded as a result of the October 31st rainfall event, will receive federal aid.
Local,state and federal officials toured the affected areas on November 12th and the data gathered at that time is being reviewed by state and federal officials. Over 150 homes were affected in some form or fashion by that high water event.
All in all slow improvement is expected. We will continue to monitor and will update as conditions warrant.