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SJRA Board of Directors Hold Special Meetings to Discuss Seasonal Lowering of Lake Conroe-TONIGHT

Conroe, Texas—The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) Board of Directors will hold special
meetings January 21 and February 20 to hear public comment on the temporary flood mitigation
the strategy of lowering Lake Conroe on a seasonal basis.
The lowering of Lake Conroe one foot in the spring and two feet in the fall is intended to provide
flood mitigation benefits for downstream residents by increasing capacity to catch rainfall and
runoff in the lake. The strategy is reviewed annually and is currently authorized by both the SJRA
Board of Directors and the City of Houston as the two entities each own water rights in Lake
Conroe.
The SJRA Board of Directors will receive a presentation from the staff at the January 21st special
meeting and any vote on the strategy would take place at the February 20th special meeting. The
special meetings are exclusively for addressing the lake lowering strategy. No other items are
planned for the special meeting agendas, and the board does not intend to consider the lake
lowering strategy at its regular board meetings in January or February.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL MEETING DATES, TIME, AND LOCATION
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 6 pm at Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, 9055 Airport
Road, Conroe, Texas 77303. Doors open at 5 pm.
Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 6 pm at Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, 9055
Airport Road, Conroe, Texas 77303. Doors open at 5 pm.
Those wishing to address the board or register a comment at a special meeting may fill out a
Comment Registration Form https://www.sjra.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/CommentRegistration-Form_01062020.pdf. Comment Registration Forms may be submitted at the special
meeting. The form may not be mailed, emailed, or dropped off prior to the meeting date.
The SJRA Board of Directors welcomes input regarding the seasonal lake lowering strategy. To
contact the Board please visit: https://www.sjra.net/about/board/ or email
[email protected]
One of the major river authorities in Texas, SJRA’s 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. For additional information on SJRA visit our website at www.sjra.net, like SJRA on
Facebook @SanJacintoRiverAuthority, follow us on Twitter @SJRA_1937, or Instagram
@SanJacintoRiverAuthoritySJRA.

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