SJRA assures public no releases from Lake Conroe Dam expected; beware

San Jacinto River Authority General Manager Jace Houston.

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports

Conroe, August 26 – The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) issued a press release this morning that “no reservoir releases are expected” during Hurricane Laura. In 2017 during Hurricane Harvey in the same week of the year as now, SJRA flooded areas downstream from the Lake Conroe Dam by release massive quantities of water in the middle of the night without warning to homeowners and families below the Dam.

Experience has shown that the only time SJRA provides inaccurate information occurs when SJRA provides information.

SJRA’s full press release follows:

“According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Laura will make landfall in southeast Texas today. Tropical Storm force winds in the 45-55mph range are expected east of I-45; 30-40mph winds west of I-45. Expected rainfall totals of 2-6 inches east of I-45; 1-2 inches west of I-45.
“SJRA is operating under standard protocols for a severe weather event and will be onsite at Lake Conroe throughout the night and into Thursday.
“Lake Conroe remains about 15 inches low, and based on the current forecast, no reservoir releases are expected.”

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