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Archived News

September 22, 2020: Hurricane Laura preparation toolkit

February 24, 2020: Outcome of SJRA Vote to Lower Lake Conroe

February 20, 2020: SJRA Board Approves the Temporary and Seasonal Lowering of Lake Conroe

February 20, 2020: Lake Houston Area Chamber Board Issues Joint Resolution with Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce Calling for Civil Discourse Regarding the February 20, 2020 SJRA Special Board Meeting

January 30, 2020: City of Humble Resolution Support for Temporary, Seasonal Lowering of Lake Conroe

January 27, 2020: Lives Over Levels Campaign Update: Change of Venue Request and Shirt Update

January 22, 2020: Harris County MUD No. 152 Letter of Supporting Temporary Seasonal Lowering of Lake Conroe for 2020

January 21, 2020: Commissioner Cagle’s Letter of Support

January 21, 2020Chamber Requests Change of Venue for SJRA Board Meeting February 20

January 17, 2020: Houston City Council Member Dave Martin Letter of Support In Request of Venue Change For February 20 SJRA Board Meeting

January 16, 2020: Chamber Change of Venue Request to the SJRA Board of Directors

January 16, 2020: TWBD Approves $30 Million Grant for Lake Houston Dredging Program

January 10, 2020TWBD Set to Approve $30 Million Grant for Lake Houston Dredging Program

January 10, 2020: Mayor Sylvester Turner Letter of Support for Seasonal Lowering to SJRA Board

January 9, 2020Chamber Launches Lives Over Levels Campaign

December 11, 2019: Representative Dan Huberty Sends Letter of Support for Seasonal Lowering to SJRA Board

May 16: State agency rejects Montgomery County aquifer plan

May 8: 400 homes reportedly flooded in Kingwood

May 8: Kingwood businesses, schools become beds after heavy rains Tuesday

May 7: American Red Cross enables shelter at Kingwood First Baptist Church

May 7: Thunderstorms bring flooding, water rescues and power outages to Houston area

May 7: SJRA Reminds Community of Water Release Protocols

May 7: Heavy Rain Forecasted for Lake Houston Area

May 6: Kingwood high schools have minor flooding after weekend storm

May 6: 25-year old elementary teacher leaves legacy after tragic death in Kingwood during weekend storms

May 6: Over $200 million available for Houston suburb homeowners recovering from Harvey

April 15, 2019: After initial delays, $40M dredging of Kingwood mouth bar in Army Corps’ hands

April 5, 2019: Houston submits application to dredge Kingwood mouth bar for federal approval

March 22, 2019: Toth adds funding request for Spring Creek reservoir to proposed state budget

March 12, 2019: SJRA, flood control district provide updates on pressing flood relief projects

March 1, 2019: Lowering of Lake Conroe during hurricane season gains approval again this year

February 13, 2019: Harris County awarded $2.7 million for San Jacinto River drainage plan

January 28, 2019: Conroe, Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District settle lawsuit over regulations

January 3, 2019: San Jacinto River Authority continues to release water from Lake Conroe following recent rains

December 6, 2018: The Temporary Lowering of Lake Houston has Begun

September 6, 2018: Kingwood voters were ‘political force’ on flood bond

August 26, 2018: Lake Houston area gets recovery boost after $2.5 billion bond passes

July 29, 2018: Support Proposition A because there’s no Plan B

July 25, 2018: Thursday is final day to register to vote on Harris County flood bond

July 22, 2018: County finds support for Flood Bond plan, voters decide on August 25

July 22, 2018: Flood-weary residents offer project ideas for $2.5b bond proposal

July 12, 2018: Dam gates, dredging are major topics at county flood bond meeting in Kingwood

July 12, 2018: Dredging specifically identified on the Harris County Flood Bond program as a potential partnership project

July 11, 2018: When it comes to DDG, we need all three

July 10, 2018: Bond referendum over DDG (dredging, detention, and gates) continues to be a pressing issue for all of Harris County

July 9, 2018: County Hosting San Jacinto Watershed Meeting Tomorrow at Kingwood Park High School

July 6, 2018: Texas needs a sand plan for preventing floods

July 2, 2018: Mining along river may worsen floods

July 1, 2018: Dredging of San Jacinto’s west fork to begin soon

June 27, 2018: New Location: San Jacinto River Watershed Community Meeting

June 15, 2018: City of Houston and SJRA receive approval from TCEQ to seasonally lower Lake Conroe

May 18, 2018: Kevin Roberts, Texas State Representative of Dist. 126 sends letter to SJRA President in support of the seasonal lowering of Lake Conroe.

May 1, 2018: San Jacinto River Authority creates a flood management division at April 26 meeting – Community Impact Newspaper Conroe|Montgomery

April 30, 2018: Post-Harvey: What has happened since Gov. Abbott visited Kingwood? – the Tribune

April 27, 2018: SJRA proposes lowering Lake Conroe up to 2 feet, on a seasonal basis – The Courier of Montgomery Co. 

April 27, 2018: Grant program to distribute more than $220K to Lake Houston area businesses affected by Harvey – Houston Chronicle 

April 27, 2018: Chamber officials lobby for Lake Houston Area during visit with legislators at Capitol Hill – Houston Chronicle

April 24, 2018: In Harvey’s Wake: Business slowly returns to normal in Kingwood – Patch 

April 17, 2018: Gov. Abbott: Dredging of the San Jacinto could begin next month – Houston Chronicle 

April 5, 2018: Letter of support from Congressman Ted Poe to William Long, Administrator of FEMA

April 4, 2018: Lt.Gov Patrick’s Lake Houston visit wraps-up Plea to See campaign – Houston Chronicle

April 3, 2018: SJRA takes on regional flood management, hires director at $180k a year – Houston Chronicle

March 29, 2018: Neighborhoods near Humble, Liberty could see homes flood again – Houston Chronicle 

March 29, 2018: Homeowners nervous about flooding as San Jacinto River creeps higher – KTRK-TV

March 29. 2018: Flood Warning: Homes at risk as San Jacinto River rises out of its banks – KHOU

March 27, 2018:  Temporary Reduction of Lake Houston – Councilman Dave Martin Press Release 

March 22, 2018: George P Bush becomes second elected official to visit Lake Houston – Houston Chronicle 

March 15, 2018:  New Flood Prevention Efforts in Kingwood, TX – Governor Abbott Press Release 

March 14, 2018: Abbott to discuss Harvey Recovery at Kingwood Community Meeting – Houston Chronicle 

March 7, 2018: Campaign invites officials to see  Lake Houston’s continued post-Harvey needs – Houston Chronicle

March 7, 2018: Dredging San Jacinto for flood protection a “priority” – Houston Chronicle

March 2, 2018: Dave Martin Schedules Kingwood/Lake Houston Area Town Hall Meeting – Press Release

February 26, 2018:  Significant Progress Made in Response to Immediate Needs of the Lake Houston Area – Dave Martin Press Release

February 5, 2018Lake Houston Residents Appointed to SJRA Board of Directors – Houston Chronicle

February 5, 2018: Governor Abbot Appoints Three to the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors – Governor Abbott Press Release

January 9, 2018: Preparing Lake Houston area for the next Harvey – Community Impact

December 19, 2017: Q&A: SJRA General Manager Jace Houston talks Harvey – Community Impact

December 18, 2017: Natural Resource Chair Lyle Larson Letter to Jace Houston

December 18, 2017: Natural Resource Chair Lyle Larson Letter to Gov. Greg Abbott

December 15, 2017: Dave Martin Encourages Lake Houston Area Residents to Participate in the Recover Lake Houston Plea For Three – Press Release 

December 14, 2017: City of Humble passes resolution to support Plea For 3 Lake Houston

December 9, 2017: Lake Houston recovery campaign relies on community involvement – Houston Chronicle 

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