SJRA: Hurricane Laura Situational Update August 26, 2020 11:00am

| Published 08/26/2020


THE WOODLANDS, TX - According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Laura will make landfall in southeast Texas today. Tropical Storm force winds in the 45-55mph range are expected east of I-45; 30-40mph winds west of I-45. Expected rainfall totals of 2-6 inches east of I-45; 1-2 inches west of I-45.

SJRA is operating under standard protocols for a severe weather event and will be onsite at Lake Conroe throughout the night and into Thursday.

Lake Conroe remains about 15 inches low, and based on the current forecast, no reservoir releases are expected.

Real-time information on lake level can be found on the SJRA homepage at the “Lake Operations and Rainfall Dashboard” link.

“We urge the public to follow their local offices of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and to check SJRA social media channels and website for the most up-to-date information,” said SJRA General Manager Jace Houston.

Be prepared and follow your local office of emergency management (Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management) for the latest information for your area.

For the most up to date rainfall totals and water levels in bayous, creeks, and rivers, visit This system relies on a network of gage stations that have been strategically placed throughout Harris and surrounding counties.

Visit Know Your Watershed at to help identify your watershed locations and recognize flow patterns from the various creeks and tributaries downstream of Lake Conroe.

Please continue to follow SJRA on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

One of the major river authorities in Texas, SJRA's mission is to develop, conserve, and protect the water resources of the San Jacinto River basin. Covering all or part of seven counties, the organization’s jurisdiction includes the entire San Jacinto River watershed, excluding Harris County.

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