Understanding intense electron precipitation is crucial for characterizing radiation belt loss and assessing related impacts on the atmosphere. We investigate the evolution of electron flux during an ensemble of 70 geomagnetic storms, focusing on equatorial and low‐Earth orbit observations of trapped and precipitating ∼30–100 keV energy electrons. We reveal that the most intense electron precipitation is associated with equatorial flux capping through self‐limiting processes, for example, as described theoretically by Kennel and Petschek (1966, https://doi.org/10.1029/jz071i001p00001). Our results indicate that the most intense electron precipitation is caused by electron injections associated with self‐limiting processes. Dawn side injections are observed to have fluxes that exceed the Kennel‐Petschek limit, consistent with the excitation of strong chorus waves and resulting in intense precipitation and return of the trapped flux to the Kennel‐Petschek limit. Our results clearly demonstrate the important role of self‐limiting processes in affecting the dynamics of newly injected electrons and driving intense electron precipitation.