Tropical Storm Beta

FBCLID 11 is actively monitoring the conditions with Tropical Storm Beta currently in the Gulf of Mexico. While the track of the storm is uncertain, our area has recently been placed in a Flash Flood Watch.

One of the improvements the District made after Hurricane Harvey was to install a pipe to drain a portion of the lakes around which the golf course is located. By lowering the water surface of these lakes, we can store significantly more rainfall inside the levee system.

Around 7 a.m. on Sunday September 20th, the levee operator will open the pipe to start lowering the water levels in these lakes. We will not completely drain the lakes, likely lowering the water elevation just a few feet. We will monitor the level of these lakes during this time.

We encourage all residents to stay aware of the storm news and make sure that you get your information from verified, reputable sources. Please follow the storm and area conditions on the websites of either the City of Sugar Land or Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management.