The April update from the Lake Conroe Association is now available. The President, Kevin Lacy, keeps us informed as to the water levels of our beloved lake, but also the fight that continues with the City of Houston. You can always get the update yourself by clicking here. However, today I am going to give a summary of the important information.
Current Water Level
Lake Conroe finally reached its normal level last month. This is great news. Unfortunately, this month the lake lowering program begins for the year. Therefore, it won’t stay at its normal level for long. We are under a new Seasonal Lake Lowering Program (SLLP) following a compromise reached last year. However, the City of Houston has yet to publicly accept the agreement. The main difference with this new program is that in the spring the lake will only be lowered by 6 inches. The former agreement allowed the lake to be lowered by twice the amount. So lake residents should look forward to closer to normal levels this spring.
Commitment of the Association
The Lake Conroe Association decided to compromise with both the City of Houston and the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). Because they believed it was the only way forward at the time. However, they want you to know that they fully disagree with the lake lowering programs. Faced with the courts not wanting to hear their case until next year and dwindling legal funds, they recently dropped their case.
Call for Help
After years of fighting, their funds are diminished. In the hopes that one day they will be able to stop the SLLP completely, they are asking for donations. In fact they hope that the progress they made with the compromise will prod residents and friends of Lake Conroe to give. You can donate if you are so led on their website.
This spring hopefully you will enjoy higher water levels than in the recent past. Water levels are important for enjoying the lake to its fullest. It is nice to know that we have an “army”of people fighting for our ability to enjoy our lake. Thank you, Lake Conroe Association!