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Lake Conroe dam begins controlled releases

KHOU-TV Houston logo KHOU-TV Houston 10/17/2018 Jamie Galvan
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CONROE, Texas – Lake Conroe has exceeded full level forcing the San Jacinto River Authority to begin controlled releases.

Due to recent rain, the Lake Conroe water level has risen over 1.26 feet and exceeded normal pool elevation of 201’ above mean sea level.

Shortly after 2 a.m., the Lake Conroe dam began controlled releases to slowly pass a portion of the inflows coming into the lake.

Depending on the rate and amount of additional rainfall, the lake will continue to slowly rise, and releases will be adjusted in order to buffer the amount of flow leaving the reservoir.

The operational guidelines for Lake Conroe are designed to ensure that the peak rate of flow released from the dam is lower than the peak flow coming into the lake.

Since it is difficult to accurately predict how far the lake will ultimately rise, Lake Conroe personnel will continue actively monitoring the storm and communicating with local officials.


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