In times of great amounts of rainfall along the Brazos River basin, the Brazos River seems to take on a life of its own.
Because the Brazos is predictably unpredictable, the Brazos River Authority, along with the USGS, operates gauges at strategic locations on the Brazos River that we can use to anticipate the rates of flow as well as the volume of water that may be headed toward Simonton.
Using the USGS Gauges, Simonton residents can monitor the river on their own and take any actions that they feel are appropriate to ensure the safety of their family. Link to the Brazos River Authority Website: Gauges that you can monitor:
- All Gagues (Simonton is within the Lower Brazos River Basin)
- San Felipe
NEW: Fort Bend County has a great mapping tool called the “Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map”.