BREAKING NEWS! San Jacinto River Authority votes against ending lake lowering through end of construction of Lake Houston Spillway

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, February 26 – On Thursday, February 21, 2020, after almost five hours of citizen comments and somewhat scant Board of Directors discussion, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to continue temporary lowering of Lake Conroe, even when there are no weather threats and despite […]

Commissioner Meador to lead fight against lowering Lake Conroe during hurricane season, SJRA’s typical mismanagement

Commissioner Meador to lead fight against lowering Lake Conroe during hurricane season, SJRA’s typical mismanagement

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 13 – When government takes on management of a task outside of its traditional roles of law enforcement or national defense, government almost always messes up the task. The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is certainly no exception, especially with respect to its management of the level of […]

Exemplary young conservative makes big splash cleaning Lake Conroe mess

Geoffrey Litke, The Golden Hammer Conroe, March 15 – Young Thomas Martin took the initiative to clean up his lake community. His actions comport with true conservative principles, a quest for a free society, and the heart of Americans who voluntarily want to make their community a better place for all to live and to enjoy. […]

Lake Conroe Temporarily Closed Due to High Levels, Submerged Objects, and Floating Debris

Conroe, December 8 – Effective immediately, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and Montgomery County Constable Precinct 1 are temporarily closingLake Conroe due to high lake levels, the presence of submerged objects, floating debris, and other hazards that could put people’s safety at risk. The lake level has risen to 203′ above mean sea level […]

San Jacinto River Authority Beginning Controlled Releases 

Conroe, December 7 – The San Jacinto River Authority released the following statement this afternoon: With an average of 1.7 inches of rainfall across the watershed in the last 24-hours, the Lake Conroe water level has risen above the normal pool elevation of 201′ above mean sea level (msl). Around 12:30pm, SJRA operations personnel at […]

Lake Conroe rises, SJRA claims to begin “controlled” releases  

Conroe, October 17 – The San Jacinto River Authority issued the following press release today. The Golden Hammer does not vouch for its accuracy. “With an average of 3.96 inches of rainfall across the watershed for the current event, the Lake Conroe water level has risen over 1.26 feet and exceeded normal pool elevation of 201′ […]

SJRA announces end of lowering of Lake Conroe levels

Conroe, August 31 – The San Jacinto River Authority has stopped lowering the elevation of Lake Conroe. The lowering had nothing to do with taking precautions during the Atlantic hurricane season. Rather, the lowering of Lake Conroe’s water levels was merely a courtesy to aid the City of Houston as it dredges the lower portions […]

SJRA to reopen Lake Conroe at noon

Conroe, March 31 – The San Jacinto River Authority announced at 10:05 a.m. today, March 31, 2018, that it will reopen Lake Conroe to normal boat traffic at noon. SJRA had closed the lake yesterday, because SJRA had failed to release water from the lake prior to the storm which citizens in this area knew about […]