Lake Conroe opens to Traffic and Activities at Noon
CONROE, TX – The San Jacinto River Authority has announced that Lake Conroe water levels are slowly receding, and the lake will soon reach a point where navigational conditions will become much safer.
At noon today, SJRA will open the reservoir to normal boat traffic. Boaters are still urged to use extreme caution due to floating debris and submerged objects that may not be fully visible.
During the recent rainfall event, the lake level increased to nearly 203 feet above mean sea level (msl), which is two feet over the lake’s normal pool level of 201′ msl.
The peak release from the dam was 6,500 cfs. The estimated peak inflow into the lake, during this event was nearly 30,000 cfs. This means that the operation of the dam reduced the peak flow that would otherwise have continued down the river.
San Jacinto River Authority shared that, “We want to thank everyone for your continued patience and understanding during the recent rainfall event. We recognize that closing the lake is a tremendous inconvenience to boaters, but the public’s safety is our utmost concern.”
For more information on monitoring Lake Conroe levels, releases, rainfall totals, or stream flows visit www.sjra.net.
Source: San Jacinto River Authority