HOUSTON - Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin would like to make Lake Houston Area residents aware that Houston Public Works, Coastal Water Authority, and San Jacinto River Authority are working together closely and monitoring the tropical system approaching the Gulf of Mexico this weekend and early next week.

In the coming days, there may be a need to enact our storm management lake lowering protocols and would like residents to make sure they are prepared in advance. Property owners should make arrangements now to secure boats and other items along the shoreline for a potential lowering of Lake Houston. Lowering may start as early as tomorrow and it only takes 24 hours to lower Lake Houston one foot.

It is too early to tell what, if any, impacts the Lake Houston Area specifically will get from the existing system in the Gulf of Mexico, according to National Weather Service Houston-Galveston. Houston Public Works will adhere to our standard lake lowering procedure which is to lower Lake Houston by one foot to 41.5 ft., if three inches of rainfall is predicted for our region. Should the forecasted rainfall amounts exceed 6 inches of rainfall in our area, additional lowering may be conducted at that time.

Lake Houston is currently at 42.25 ft, normal pool is 42.4 ft. Lake Houston lake levels may be monitored by visiting www.coastalwaterauthority.org. Lake Conroe is currently 199.73 ft, which is just over one foot lower than their normal pool of 201 ft. Lake Conroe lake levels can be monitored by visiting www.sjra.net.

Please utilize these resources to make sure you and your family are prepared and have signed up to receive alerts from AlertHouston.

Great Resources:
AlertHouston: Receive emergency alerts via email, text message, or phone by signing up here: https://member.everbridge.net/892807736728451/login

Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Warning System: Track rainfall amounts and monitors water levels in bayous and major streams on a real-time basis here: https://www.harriscountyfws.org/

To stay updated on lake levels, please visit:
Coastal Water Authority (Lake Houston): https://www.coastalwaterauthority.org/
San Jacinto River Authority (Lake Conroe): https://www.sjra.net/

The District E office will continue to monitor the weather and provide updates as they become available. For real-time alerts, please visit https://houstonemergency.org/alerts/ and http://www.weather.gov/hgx/.

Author: David TatchinEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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