FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2018

Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008

Lake Houston Temporarily Lowered One Foot 

Houston, TX - Council Member Dave Martin would like to make Lake Houston Area residents aware that Houston Public Works is lowering the level of Lake Houston by one foot. Since heavy  thunderstorms are predicted later this evening Lake Houston is being lowered from 42.5 feet to 41.5 feet. It is predicted that there will be widespread rainfall of 1 to 2 inches with higher possible totals of 3 to 4 inches in some areas. 

The lowering of the Lake began this morning. This will be a temporary lowering while we are under this possible severe weather watch.  Property owners should make arrangements for boats and other items along the shoreline for a  lowering of Lake Houston by one foot. 

Please keep in mind that the Lake will only be lowered to 41.5 feet until the threat of today's severe weather passes. Once the threat of severe weather leaves our area the Lake will be allowed to fill back up to the normal pool level of 42.5 feet. The level of Lake Houston can be monitored by visiting the Coastal Water Authority website

For more information please contact the District E office by calling (832) 393-3008 or by emailing DistrictE@houstontx.gov

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