The East Fork of the San Jacinto River continued to rise as heavy rains that fell in Walker, San Jacinto and Liberty County continue to drain to it. At 11 am it was more than 5-feet over the flood stage covering FM 1485 and still rising. With additional rains expected on Tuesday, it is not expected to be back below the flood stage until Friday afternoon. Residents of Plum Grove were forced to use FM 2100 to Huffman or FM 2090 to 59. Traffic through Splendora this morning caused major traffic to tie up with drive time from Plum Grove to I-69 at just over one hour. THe East Fork starts in Walker County and is completely separate from the West Fork which forms Lake Conroe. Both the East and West meet at Lake Houston.
On the West Fork, the San Jacinto River Authority is currently dumping 8120 cubic feet per second with the Lake Level at 202.45. At I-69 and the San Jacinto the river is just below flood stage and rising slightly. At SH 99 it is at least 8-feet below flood stage and not showing any rise.