Lake Conroe and Lake Houston: a Comparison

Lake Conroe After the record-breaking seven-year drought in the 1950s, a plan was made to construct Lake Conroe as part of a reservoir-building boom.  After the drought, the state decided to build several reservoirs to prevent [...]

2020-09-01T12:21:29-05:00August 18, 2020|Categories: Lake Conroe|Tags: |Comments Off on Lake Conroe and Lake Houston: a Comparison

SJRA Applies for Five TWDB Grants

Grants to aid in flood mitigation projects In June, San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) submitted five abridged applications to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) for grants to aid in flood mitigation.  The grants are funded [...]

2020-08-04T12:22:14-05:00August 4, 2020|Categories: Flood Management|Comments Off on SJRA Applies for Five TWDB Grants

Enjoying Lake Conroe After Stay-At-Home Orders Have Been Lifted

With stay-at-home orders being lifted, school ending early, and summer here, the number of boats on Lake Conroe waters increases every single day.  The lake level is bobbing at 200 feet above mean sea level (msl), [...]

2020-07-16T11:13:00-05:00July 16, 2020|Categories: Lake Conroe|Comments Off on Enjoying Lake Conroe After Stay-At-Home Orders Have Been Lifted

SJRA Enters Next Phase of the Sunset Review Process

By now you may have heard that the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is undergoing Sunset Review.  But what does that mean exactly? The Sunset Advisory Commission is an agency established by the [...]

2020-06-29T10:47:49-05:00June 29, 2020|Categories: General and Administrative|Tags: |Comments Off on SJRA Enters Next Phase of the Sunset Review Process

COVID-19 is Wreaking Havoc at WWTF Due to an Increase of “Flushable” Products

Wastewater Operators along with Patty Potty Urge Everyone to Only Flush the 3 P’s Wastewater treatment operators across the world have had the disgusting job of dealing with products that people toss down the drain and [...]

2020-04-29T10:19:38-05:00April 28, 2020|Categories: Woodlands|Tags: , |Comments Off on COVID-19 is Wreaking Havoc at WWTF Due to an Increase of “Flushable” Products

GIS at the San Jacinto River Authority

Just about everyone is familiar with mapping apps on mobile phones.  In fact, most of us probably use one on a weekly, if not daily, basis.  These mobile applications are a type of Geographic Information System [...]

2020-04-29T10:16:30-05:00April 28, 2020|Categories: General and Administrative|Tags: , |Comments Off on GIS at the San Jacinto River Authority

SJRA Highlands Division: Serving Raw Water Needs Since the 1940s

The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is best known for managing Lake Conroe and providing water supply and wastewater treatment services to all 11 Municipal Utility Districts in The Woodlands.  But, on the eastside of Harris [...]

2020-04-28T12:07:42-05:00April 28, 2020|Categories: Highlands|Tags: , , |Comments Off on SJRA Highlands Division: Serving Raw Water Needs Since the 1940s

Who Oversees Flood Control for MoCo? Part 4: SJRA-Developing FM Division

In the previous “Who Oversees Flood Control for Montgomery County?” blog posts, we noted there’s not a single entity that is in charge of flood planning and flood management for all of Montgomery County.  Just as significant—there’s [...]

2020-02-26T14:57:27-06:00February 26, 2020|Categories: Flood Management|Tags: |Comments Off on Who Oversees Flood Control for MoCo? Part 4: SJRA-Developing FM Division
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