Lake Conroe dams to remain closed, no water being released during Tropical Storm Imelda


As of 10 a.m. Sept. 19, Lake Conroe dam gates will remain closed as water levels remain below normal, according to the San Jacinto River Authority.

The Lake Conroe watershed has received less than 1 inch of rainfall in the past 24 hours, according to the SJRA.

The lake’s levels sat at 199.02 feet above mean sea level at noon Sept. 19—2 feet below the normal levels, according to the SJRA.

Lake levels and release information can be viewed in real time at

The east fork of the San Jacinto River has experienced significant rainfall, and numerous locations are at moderate flood stage:

• east fork near New Caney is at moderate;
• Peach Creek near Splendora is at minor and is predicted to go into major; and
• east fork at Cleveland is at action.

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Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.
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