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No motorized vessels on Lake Conroe after intense rainfall, officials say

CONROE, Texas – Lake Conroe is closed to motorized vessels Saturday following heavy rainfall in the area, according to the San Jacinto River Authority.

Officials said the closure is due to the presence of submerged objects and other hazards. The lake has experienced rainfall totals ranging from five to nine inches over the past two days, officials said.

Gauges in southern Montgomery County reported 11 to 13 inches of rainfall.

SJRA said non-motorized vehicles such as canoes and rafts are permitted to use the reservoir.

The lake was crested 204.5 feet above the average sea level around 1 p.m. and is beginning to recede, authorities said. Officials said the crest is 3.5 feet above pool level.

According to the SJRA, every effort is being made to fully reopen the reservoir as soon as possible.