LAKE CONROE — If you were planning to spend the holiday weekend on Lake Conroe, you might be out of luck.
The lake has been temporarily closed due to high water levels, submerged objects, floating debris and other hazards that could put people at risk.
"We recognize that this is Easter weekend, and we will make every effort to fully reopen the reservoir as soon as conditions allow," the San Jacinto River Authority said in a statement.
The lake level has risen to nearly 203’ above mean sea level, which is two feet over the lake’s normal pool level, according to the river authority.
At this level, many docks, bulkheads, small islands and other structures are fully submerged and create a very dangerous situation for boaters.
High winds and rapidly flowing water from local streams have also resulted in a large amount of floating debris on the reservoir.
With bulkheads becoming submerged, lake area residents should also be cautious of electrical outlets and equipment coming into contact with water.
Over the last several days, the Lake Conroe watershed has experienced rainfall totals from five to eight inches.
The SJRA is currently releasing 6526 cubic feet per second of water from the dam.
The lake appears to have crested which should minimize how long the lake will remain closed.
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