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March 11, 2024

Flood early warning system in Bryan will save lives and property

Several roadways in Bryan are now safer for motorists during heavy rainfall with the flood early warning system installment, thanks to a grant received from the state Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF).

FIF was approved by Texas voters in 2019 and is administered by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), the Texas Department of Emergency Management, and the Texas General Land Office. The city received a $180,000 grant to help fund a $450,000 project to install a flood early warning system. This system employs a suite of high floodwater alert sensors for 20 flood-prone roadways in the community.

The flood early warning system alerts emergency response crews and city staff to coordinate preemptive roadway closures. It also warns drivers to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” with automated flashing beacons. Long-term plans include sending out closure notifications by text/email subscriptions.

City staff utilized historical road closure data to pinpoint locations for implementing the system. These locations ranged from heavily traveled roadways to residential streets that experience flooding during moderate to heavy rains.


  • Old Reliance Road at Carters Creek near Pointe Du Hoc
  • Hooper Street and Castle Avenue
  • Bullinger Creek Drive at Carters Creek near Austin’s Colony Park
  • Boonville Road and Briarcrest Drive
  • Copperfield Drive at Hudson Creek (north of Boonville Road) near Williamsburg Drive
  • Copperfield Drive at Hudson Creek (south of Boonville Road) near Coppercrest Drive
  • 29th Street at Burton Creek near N. Rosemary Drive
  • Tanglewood Drive at Burton Creek near Carter Creek Parkway
  • Barak Lane and Oak Ridge Drive
  • Broadmoor Drive at Briar Creek
  • Burton Drive at Burton Creek near Willow Bend Drive
  • E. Villa Maria at Burton Creek near Maloney Avenue
  • W. Carson at Burton Creek near Truman Street
  • Richard Street and Mockingbird Road
  • Sandy Point Road at Still Creek near the Brazos Detention Center
  • Sunders Street at Still Creek near Bruin Trace
  • Mumford Road at Thompson’s Branch near Capitol Parkway.
  • Tennessee Avenue and Wilkes Street
  • E. William J. Bryan at Sue Haswell Park
  • E. MLK at Carters Creek near N. Earl Rudder Freeway.

In addition to enhancing safety, the sensors collect rainfall data that will be used to help guide decisions about stormwater-related capital improvement projects and assess how development impacts stormwater flow downstream.

We encourage individuals to continue to exercise good judgment when driving in heavy rain. It is never safe to drive or walk into floodwaters, and one should never drive around barricades blocking a flooded roadway.

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