Brazos River

The Brazos River at Miller Rd pumping station in eastern Fort Bend County, Texas. This is considered low water level.

This is Miller Rd. and the Brazos River in Fort Bend County, Texas

The Brazos is at low water. Use this photo for comparison to the photo below.

 

Compare the water level to the photo above.

Taken July 23, 2007 the Brazos River is in minor flood stage.

The water level is 54.60 feet above sea level. The river bed is 20 feet above sea level.

The water flow is 71,000 cubic feet per second.

Since the river has been in flood for over 60 days there is very little trash.

The following are photos of the 30 mile trip upstream from Miller Rd. to Richmond, Texas.

This about 3 miles upstream from pumping station at Miller Rd. [I should have washed the boat].

This pumping station is just upstream from Sienna Plantation.

The river makes a bend around the trash at low water. At high water levels it crossed the bar where trash is snaged.

This dredge operates near Hagerson Rd, in Misouri City Texas

In Sugar Land, Texas, this pipeline would be 100' above low water level.

The pipeline has a foot bridge built in. This is the only walkway that crossed the river below Richmond.

Without the man made levy these Sugar Land houses would flood.

Only the roof tops and second stories are visable.

Hwy 59 wth Greatwood on the left and Sugar Land city hall to the right.

I truned the bow of the boat to port to make a 'cleaner' photo.

The construction of additional lanes for Hwy 59 over the Brazos River.

Imagine how to cross this river in 1830 without a railroad or highway bridge.

With the new bridge open, the old bridge is being rebuilt.

The northbound lanes are behind me. These are the southbound lanes.

This is the newest road in the area.

This dredge operates just upstream from Greatwood.

The new jail and water tower at Richmond.

This big, mean river beat up this little aluminum boat somewhere below Waco, Texas

The new court house at Richmond. This is about 25 miles upstream from Miller Rd.

The railroad, hidden behind  90A, Was the first RR in Texas. The steam engines went down the bank, across a barge and up the other bank in the 1850's.

Larry's Mexican Restaurant on 90A is a quarter mile away. I hope you enjoyed the trip,



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