Lake Conroe Update for Montgomery County
Status Update from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
MONTGOMERY COUNTY – The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and Montgomery County Constable Precinct 1 have announced that Lake Conroe is temporarily closing at noon todaySaturday, May 1 due to high lake levels, the possibility of submerged objects, floating debris, and other hazards that could pose safety risks.
With basin-wide rainfall up to five inches in a span of several hours, rainfall and resulting runoff has positioned the lake level at approximately two feet over the lake’s normal conservation pool of 201’ mean sea level (msl).
At this level, many docks, bulkheads, small islands, and other structures are fully submerged and can create a dangerous situation for boaters. In addition, high winds and rapidly-flowing water from local streams can result in a large amount of floating debris on the reservoir. With bulkheads becoming submerged, lake area residents should also be cautious of electrical outlets and equipment coming into contact with water.
SJRA is currently releasing water from the dam in accordance with its operating procedures for the reservoir to gradually lower the level back to conservation pool of 201’. SJRA and Montgomery County Constable Precinct 1 will monitor any additional rainfall events throughout the weekend.
Additionally, the San Jacinto River Authority is discharging 8720.0 cubic feet per second from the Lake Conroe Dam. For real-time information on Lake Conroe levels, releases, rainfall totals, or stream flows visit www.sjra.net
For additional information, visit SJRA’s website at www.sjra.net or call the Montgomery County Constable Precinct 1 at 936-856-6329.