The City of Houston is currently completing preliminary design of a project to add additional spillway gates at the Lake Houston dam to increase the controlled release capacity of the dam. The Joint Reservoir Operations Study is planned to develop a joint reservoir operations and communications strategy for both Lake Conroe and Lake Houston, with the goal of determining the most efficient and safe operation of the two reservoirs in series. The project is planned to include evaluation of synced operations protocols, joint notification protocols and public communication strategies, and pre-releases and related impacts on water supply, as well as development of a forecasting tool for Lake Houston. The cost of the project is estimated at $1,000,000. City of Houston and City of Humble (the Partners) have each agreed to fund a portion of the fifty percent local match ($500,000) required by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) grant SJRA has received for the project. SJRA will perform in-kind services in an effort to reduce the local match amount to be funded by the Partners. The remaining fifty percent ($500,000) of the project cost will be funded by FIF grant funds.