Severe Weather Update

The Tropical System that we have been watching over the past couple days has been officially upgraded to Tropical Storm Imelda. The system has produced sustained winds of 40 mph with gusts near 50 mph near Freeport. With its development and the formation of a more well defined surface circulation, we are gaining slightly more confidence in the rainfall forecast and amounts. TS Imelda’s center is forecasted to move in a north to north-northwesterly direction along the SH 288 corridor through Brazoria and Harris County this evening and overnight. This should bring the heaviest rainfall along the center and to the east of its track.

Depending on the final path and speed of TS Imelda, we have the potential for rainfall amounts between 4 to 6 inches with isolated amounts 10 to 15 inches through Thursday. As mentioned, the heaviest rainfall should be along and to the east of the SH 288 corridor, but this system could produce rainfall intensities between 2 to 3 inches per hour. Although Tropical Storm Winds are possible for areas along the coast, our biggest threat continues to be the rainfall which could cause street and small stream flooding. At this time, there is no forecasted threat of flooding along the Brazos River, but we will continue to monitor the conditions and provide updates as needed.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The Sienna Plantation Levee Improvement District of Fort Bend County, Texas will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2019 on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., at the offices of The Muller Law Group, PLCC, 202 Century Square Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate (PDF)

Severe Weather Update 5/10/2019

Over the night (5/9 into the morning of 5/10), the District received just over 3 inches of rain into the drainage system. All pumps are operational and internal water levels within the community are slowly going down. Supplemental pumps purchased by SPLID after Hurricane Harvey have been and continue to be deployed as a precaution due to the additional rain projected over the next several days. With the amount of water already in the lakes and channels, you will continue to see street ponding during periods of heavy rains, which will recede slowly with pumping.

The Brazos River is expected to crest in Richmond over the weekend at 48.4 feet (NWS Brazos River Link), which is a level that will be 6-9 feet below the top of the District levees.