FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 01/28/2019

 
PROPERTY OWNERS SHOULD PREPARE FOR
LOWER LAKE HOUSTON WATER LEVELS
 
HOUSTON -   Houston Public Works will temporarily lower Lake Houston to 41.0 feet tonight, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Lake Houston is being lowered for maintenance purposes only. Lake Houston has a normal pool elevation of 42.5 feet. Lake Houston is currently at an elevation of 41.4 feetThe levels in Lake Houston will naturally return to 41.5 feet, through rain events. In order to continue the rehabilitation project, Lake Houston will be kept at a level near 41.5 feet throughout the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed late 2020. 
Property owners along the lake should secure all belongings located at the shoreline, boat docks, and piers. Property owners should be prepared for changing lake levels, as advance notice may not be possible.  For more information on the Lake Houston dam rehabilitation project, contact Erin Jones .  

ABOUT HOUSTON PUBLIC WORKS
Houston Public Works (www.HoustonPublicWorks.org) is the largest and most diverse public works organization in the country, responsible for creating a strong foundation for Houston to thrive. Houston Public Works is responsible for streets and drainage, production and distribution of water, collection, and treatment of wastewater, and permitting and regulation of public and private construction covering a 627-square mile service area. Houston Public Works is accredited by the American Public Works Association.

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Contact:
Erin Jones  |  Public Information Officer
Office: 832-395-2530
Cell: 713-853-6073
Erin.Jones@houstontx.gov

Alanna Reed | Communications Director 
Office: 832-395-2455
Cell: 713-899-0165
Alanna.Reed@houstontx.gov
 

Estella Espinosa | Communications Manager 
Office: 832.395.7022
Mobile: 832.465.4782