Houston Public Works, in partnership with the Coastal Water Authority, is monitoring forecasts calling for substantial rainfall over the next several days. Lake Houston is currently at 42.45 feet and still receiving water from weekend storms. Lake Houston has a normal pool elevation of 42.5 feet. All four gates on the existing dam structure are open and will remain open with a goal of lowering the lake to 41.5 feet before the next round of rainfall.
Lake Houston is lowered if the National Weather Service predicts greater than 3 inches of rain within a 48-hour period. To monitor Lake Houston and the forecasted rain, visit webapps.usgs.gov/lak e_houston/viewer/
Property owners should secure property along the shoreline.