Lake Houston, Lake Conroe lowered ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas

The Coastal Water Authority reported Lake Houston had been lowered by approximately a foot ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Coastal Water Authority reported Lake Houston had been lowered by approximately a foot ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Coastal Water Authority reported Lake Houston had been lowered by approximately a foot ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lake Houston and Lake Conroe had their water levels lowered ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas’ anticipated effect on the Greater Houston area.

Just after 2 p.m. Sept. 13, the San Jacinto River Authority, which manages Lake Conroe’s water levels, reported on its website that the lake was approximately 1 foot below conservation pool. The river authority tweeted that it anticipated 4-10 inches of rainfall from Nicholas.




Similarly, the Coastal Water Authority reported on its website Sept. 12 that Lake Houston had begun lowering its water levels; as of 1:15 p.m. on Sept. 13, Lake Houston was approximately 1 foot below its peak capacity.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner asked residents via Twitter to plan to be off the roads by sundown Sept. 13.

“Help yourself out and help us out and plan to be off the roads by sundown,” Turner wrote in the post.


Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough posted a similar message on Facebook, adding county officials expected 5-7 inches of rainfall through Sept. 16.

“All of our county agencies are standing by and prepared to respond,” Keough wrote in the post.


By Jishnu Nair

Reporter, North Houston Metro

Jishnu joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a digital producer for a television station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and studied at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Originally from New Jersey, Jishnu covers the North Houston metro area, including Tomball, Magnolia, Conroe and Montgomery, as well as the Woodlands and Lake Houston areas.



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