BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - After a healthy rainfall of 3" to 8" across the Brazos Valley Thursday through Saturday, many creeks and rivers are left swollen and out of their banks.
Wickson Creek spilled water over the road where it meets Grassbur, Elmo Weedon and FM 1179 Friday night. Portions of those roadways remain inundated Saturday morning.
Below is the latest water levels and crest forecast from the National Weather Service (where river gauges are available):
Davidson Creek at Hwy 60 in Burleson County
The creek rose over 13 feet in under 12 hours. It is currently in Minor Flood Stage and expected to crest another 4 feet higher sometime Saturday. Water should slowly recede through the weekend.
Middle Yegua Creek at Hwy 21 in Lee County
The creek rose over 8 feet in under 12 hours. It is currently in Minor Flood Stage and expected to slowly rise another foot by Saturday evening. Water will slowly recede and returns to banks by early to middle next week.
Bedias Creek at I-45 on the Madison / Walker County Line
The creek rose just under 16 feet since Friday morning. It is creeping into Minor Flood Stage and expected to crest close to Moderate Flood. Water levels should return to banks by late Sunday or early Monday.
Brazos River at Hwy 21 on the Brazos / Burleson County Line
The River has come up steadily over the past 12 to 18 hours. As of Saturday morning, the water level was over 25 feet and rising. A crest 12 feet higher is expected late Monday putting the river in ACTION State (some bottom land may be impacted). A short crest as water levels return to where they were prior to this event by middle to end of the upcoming week.
Navasota River at OSR
The Navasota River has risen over 8 feet in the past 18 hours. it is expected to slowly rise to a crest just shy of 17 feet by late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Water is expected to be out of banks through the upcoming week and into next weekend.
Navasota River at Hwy 79 on the Leon / Robertson County Line
The Navasota River north of OSR has significantly jumped over 14 feet over the past 18 hours. The river is in Minor Flood Stage and is forecast to crest at just over 20 feet sometime Monday morning. The river will remain in flood stage through late Wednesday with a slow recede occurring into the upcoming weekend.
Trinity River at Riverside on the Walker / Trinity County Line
As we typically find wtih significant rain events, the Trinity River is back in flood stage. Expect another 3 foot rise into Moderate Flood State to happen slowly over the next several days. The river is expected to remain there through the end of the upcoming week.