SJRA Board Will Hold Two Special Meetings to Discuss Seasonal Lowering of Lake Conroe

So many people wanted to discuss the temporary lowering of Lake Conroe at the SJRA’s December board meeting last week that the Fire Marshall had to turn busloads of people away.

Two and a half busloads of additional “Stop the Drop” protesters from Lake Conroe had to be turned away from the SJRA’s December Board Meeting because of capacity issues related to fire safety. Photo courtesy of David Feille.

Special Meetings Called to Handle High Volume of Public Input

Due to the overwhelming response, the San Jacinto River Authority’s (SJRA) Board of Directors will hold TWO SPECIAL meetings.

  • January 21, 2020, at 6:00 P.M.
  • February 20, 2020, at 6:00 P.M.

Both will be held at the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center. It has the capacity to accommodate everyone who wants to speak. The center is located at 9055 Airport Road, Conroe, Texas 77303.

The purpose: to hear public comment on the temporary flood mitigation strategy of lowering Lake Conroe on a seasonal basis.

The lowering of Lake Conroe one foot in the spring and two feet in the fall is intended to provide flood mitigation benefits for downstream residents by increasing capacity to catch rainfall and runoff in the lake. The SJRA Board reviews the strategy annually. Both the SJRA and the City of Houston own water rights in Lake Conroe. For full details of the strategy, including timing, click here.

The SJRA Board of Directors will receive a presentation from staff at the January 21st special meeting and listen to public comment.

The board will conduct no other business at these meeting and will not consider the lake lowering strategy at either of its regular board meetings in January or February. Any vote on the strategy will take place at the February 20th special meeting.

Special Meeting Dates, Time, Location

  • Tuesday January 21, 2020
  • 6 P.M.
  • Lone Star Convention and Expo Center
  • 9055 Airport Road, Conroe, Texas 77303
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • 6 P.M.
  • Lone Star Convention and Expo Center
  • 9055 Airport Road, Conroe, Texas 77303

The SJRA Board of Directors says it welcomes all input regarding its seasonal lake lowering strategy.  

To contact the Board:

Posted by Bob Rehak on 12/18/2019 with a photo courtesy of David Feille

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