Tropical Storm Imelda

09 19 2019 Lake Conroe Bayou and Creek Update 2:00PM
09 19 2019 Lake Conroe Bayou and Creek Update 10:00AM
09 19 2019 Situational Update Lake Conroe Operations Tropical Depression Imelda 7:45AM
09 18 2019 Situational Update Lake Conroe Operations Tropical Depression Imelda 9:30AM

For the most up to date rainfall totals and water levels in bayous, creeks, and rivers, be sure to visit www.harriscountyfws.org. This system relies on a network of gauge stations that have been strategically placed throughout Harris and surrounding counties.

SJRA continues to coordinate with numerous operational partners to include: Harris County Flood Control District, Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management ReadyHarris, U.S. National Weather Service, and the River Forecast Center.

Visit Know Your Watershed at www.knowyourwatershed.com to help identify your watershed locations and recognize flow patterns from the various creeks and tributaries downstream of Lake Conroe.

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Current Conditions on Lake Conroe

The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is a public entity created by the Texas Legislature whose mission is to develop, conserve, and protect the water resources of the San Jacinto River basin. Covering all or part of seven counties, the organization’s jurisdiction includes the entire San Jacinto River watershed, excluding Harris County. The SJRA is one of two dozen river authorities in the State of Texas, and like other river authorities, its primary purpose is to implement long-term, regional projects related to water supply and wastewater treatment.

The SJRA boundaries include the entire watershed of the San Jacinto River and its tributaries excluding Harris County. This includes all of Montgomery County and parts of Walker, Waller, San Jacinto, Grimes, Fort Bend, and Liberty Counties. SJRA serves many customers in the Houston area and is authorized to operate in East Harris County through an agreement with the City of Houston, which allows the SJRA to operate east of the San Jacinto River.

SJRA receives no money from the state, nor does it collect any type of taxes. Income is primarily derived from the sale and distribution of water and treatment of wastewater. This revenue covers the cost of operation and maintenance as well as outstanding debt. Revenue bonds are sold to finance projects.

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SJRA OPERATIONS

Highlands

Highlands Division

Highlands Division delivers raw water from Lake Houston and the Trinity River through an extensive 27-mile system of canals and a 1,400-acre staging reservoir. The Highlands Division delivers more water each day than all of SJRA’s other operating divisions combined.

Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe Division

The Lake Conroe Division’s primary functions include: Municipal and industrial raw water supply, reservoir operations, water quality and source water protection, invasive species management, navigational safety, and regulation of structures on the reservoir.

Woodlands

Woodlands Division

The Woodlands Division provides wholesale water supply and wastewater treatment services to The Woodlands through three regional wastewater treatment plants, a wastewater conveyance system with thirty plus lift stations, five water plants, thirty eight water wells, six elevated and eight ground storage tanks, and miles of wastewater collection and potable water distribution lines.

GRP

GRP Division

The Groundwater Reduction Plan Division (GRP Division) is responsible for implementing a countywide program that will meet the requirements of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District to substantially reduce future groundwater usage from the Gulf Coast Aquifer by ensuring a reliable, long-term diversified portfolio of alternative water supply sources for all of Montgomery County.

Flood Management

Flood Management

The Flood Management Division’s primary functions include: developing short-term and long-term regional flood management strategies within the Authority’s portion of the San Jacinto River Basin;  building partnerships with federal, state, and local government entities; identifying funding sources and opportunities; and coordinating, collaborating, and potentially partnering with other flood management entities throughout the entire San Jacinto River basin.