Lake Conroe to reopen following high water levels

By Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor, Bill Spencer - Investigative Reporter

LAKE CONROE, Texas - Lake Conroe will re-open to guests at noon on Saturday, the San Jacinto River Authority said.

VIDEO: Water levels at Lake Conroe on March 30, 2018

The reservoir will be opened to normal boat traffic. Boaters are asked to use extreme caution due to floating debris and submerged objects that are not be fully visible, officials said.

Lake Conroe was closed Friday because high water levels are making it difficult to see large objects like boat docks and bulkheads that are now hidden just below the surface of the water, officials said.

Officials at the San Jacinto River Authority previously said in a written statement that the temporary closure was prompted by recent heavy rains that have risen the lake level to 203 feet -- 2 feet more than the normal level of the lake. 

For people like Chris Edwards, of The Woodlands, who brought his entire family out on Friday to enjoy their Master Craft ski boat, the lake closure was crushing, ruining this weekend’s plans.

“Yeah, we had the whole family ready to go and friends visiting us from Ohio all set to hit the water and as  soon as we drove up to the gate they told us the lake was closed due to high waters and lots of debris.  Really disappointing for everyone, but we are going to try to salvage the weekend,” Chris said.

The lake levels can be monitored at sanjacinto.onerain.com.

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