HOUSTON - Mayor Pro Tem Martin would like to make Lake Houston residents aware, a temporary restraining order filed by the Lake Conroe Association earlier this week has been dismissed. The temporary restraining order sought to put end to the temporary seasonal lowering of Lake Conroe during the rainy seasons. The court dismissed all claims in the case for lack of jurisdiction.
The San Jacinto River Authority, not associated with the Lake Conroe Association, began seasonal lowering as scheduled late last week. The level of Lake Conroe is currently being lowered from 201 ft to 200 ft and is currently at 200.57 ft with a controlled release rate of 450 cfs. The Lake should reach a level of 200 ft by the end of the month and will be maintained at that level throughout the spring rainy season. To monitor the progress of seasonal lowering of Lake Conroe visit, www.sjra.net.
Lake Houston was lowered earlier this week from its normal pool of 42.5 ft due to survey work for the design of new flood gates on the Lake Houston Spillway Dam and is now in the process of refilling naturally, through rainfall, to full pool. Lake Houston is currently at a level of 41.83 ft. To monitor current water levels at Lake Houston, visit coastalwaterauthority.org.