Happy Birthday, Lake Conroe!

This month we celebrate the lake! October marks the month that a very wet forecast filled Lake Conroe—in less than nine months—back in 1973. Lake Conroe was constructed by the San Jacinto River Authority through a [...]

2020-10-21T15:06:34-05:00October 21, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy Birthday, Lake Conroe!

Aquatic Plant Management on Lake Conroe

For more than 40 years, aquatic vegetation has been a matter of concern on Lake Conroe.  The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) are close and collaborative partners in the on-going [...]

2020-09-30T11:30:36-05:00September 30, 2020|Categories: Habitat, Lake Conroe|Comments Off on Aquatic Plant Management on Lake Conroe

Bear Branch Gravity Main Project Update

Over time infrastructure needs to be evaluated for repairs and improvements.  As the operator of three wastewater treatment plants that serve the needs of Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) throughout The Woodlands, the San Jacinto River Authority [...]

2020-09-30T11:20:12-05:00September 30, 2020|Categories: Woodlands|Comments Off on Bear Branch Gravity Main Project Update

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
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