The San Jacinto River Authority announced Lake Conroe would reopen May 6 following its closure during a series of severe storms and flooding events in the north Houston area May 2-4.

What you need to know

In a May 6 news release, the SJRA announced Lake Conroe would reopen to the public at noon as lake levels returned to the normal level of 201 feet. The lake was closed April 29 following heavy rains in the north Houston area, and it remained closed as lake levels reached 206 feet and water releases from the dam nearly approached Hurricane Harvey levels.

What else?

As of the morning of May 6, water was still being released from Lake Conroe at a rate of 1,569 cubic feet per second, but the SJRA advised caution for anyone considering using Lake Conroe until water release from the dam stops.

"Boaters are still urged to use extreme caution due to possible floating debris and submerged objects that may not be fully visible," the release states. "With submerged bulkheads, lake area residents should also be cautious of electrical outlets and equipment coming into contact with water."

Montgomery County is still under a disaster declaration by Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, and damage surveys are underway by the Texas Department of Emergency Management, county officials said.