Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin would like to make Lake Houston residents aware, Houston Public Works is monitoring weather forecasts for the Lake Houston region, with predicted rainfall of 3+ inches in our watershed over the next 48 hours. The forecast of 3+ inches of rain in our watershed triggers the Lake Houston lowering protocol.
Effective immediately, Lake Houston will be lowered Lake Houston 1 foot from 42.5 feet to 41.5 feet, time permitting. Lake Houston is currently at 42.63 feet, normal pool is 42.5 feet. Property owners along the lake should take measures to secure property along the shoreline. At this time Lake Houston will be lowered by 12 inches, from 42.5 feet to 41.5 feet. Our office was notified of this verified forecast shortly after the City of Houston’s 9:00 a.m. inclement weather call.