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Office of Emergency Management


River Info

Posted July 9, 2010 9:09:36 AM CDT

The Brazos RiverTwo major rivers, the Brazos and San Bernard Rivers, flow through Fort Bend County. The Brazos River diagonally bisects the county flowing northwest to southeast. Major streams that flow into the river include Big Creek, Oyster Creek, and Buffalo Bayou. The western boundary of Fort Bend County is delineated by the San Bernard River.

Due to the threat of flooding from these rivers, gauges are installed to monitor river levels. Please use the below links to access National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service and the National Weather Serve West Gulf River Forecast Center.

USGS WaterAlert

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) now offers a subscriber service, WaterAlert, that sends e-mail or text messages when values at a USGS data-collection station exceed user-defined thresholds.  Near real-time data from USGS gages are transmitted via satellite or other telemetry to USGS offices at various intervals; in most cases, once every 1 or 4 hours.  Emergency transmissions, such as during floods, may be more frequent. Notifications will be based on the data received at these site-dependent intervals.

You may subscribe to this service by visiting http://water.usgs.gov/wateralert/, selecting "Texas" and "Surface Water" and zooming in to Fort Bend County. From there, click on the triangle icons near where you live and click on "Subscribe" on the bubble that pops up.

NWS River Information

Brazos River

San Bernard River

Turn Around Don't DrownFEMA Flood Links

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