Lake Conroe Returns to Average Level for March

Lake Conroe area businesses, boaters, home values and tax rolls got a boost yesterday. Yes, despite the drought, Lake Conroe returned to its normal level for this time of year. The watershed received an average of 2 to 2.5 inches of rain in the last 36 hours. That’s all it took.

The March average for the last 47 years (since the lake was built) is 199.98. The current lake level as of 5pm on 3.21.2020 is 199.96. That virtually equals the March average.

The difference, 0.02 ft., is less than a quarter inch. That’s less that the thickness of a pencil.

36 hour rainfall totals for Lake Conroe area sensors. Source:
SJRA Dashboard as of 5pm on 3.21.2020
47 year average for monthly Lake Conroe levels. Source: SJRA

One decent rain Stopped the Drop. If the lake remains at this level, there will be no seasonal lowering in the Spring. The policy adopted by the board calls for lowering it to 200 starting April 1.

Posted by Bob Rehak on 3/21/2020

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