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Old 05-01-2021, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Lake Conroe closed to boating

At 1 pm today. 5 inches of rain in a short period of time. 2 foot high over bulkheads. Iíve gotten 4 inches in spring since yesterday.
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Old 05-01-2021, 05:44 PM   #2
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Old 05-01-2021, 05:56 PM   #3
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Oh noooo! There’s water in the water.
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Old 05-01-2021, 05:58 PM   #4
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Gov protecting us from ourselves. Somebody might ruin a prop.
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Old 05-01-2021, 05:59 PM   #5
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Some dumbass would be doing 60 in his bass boat north of 1097 hitting the trees floating down if he could.
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Old 05-01-2021, 06:06 PM   #6
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It's all about protecting the property on the water from idiots that will run wide open in water higher than the bulkheads
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Old 05-01-2021, 06:22 PM   #7
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People will run a wake board boat by houses that are inches away from flood water entering house. I worked on a lake for years and people are idiots and disrespectful
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Old 05-01-2021, 06:23 PM   #8
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People will run a wake board boat by houses that are inches away from flood water entering house. I worked on a lake for years and people are idiots and disrespectful
It's not like that Glen. Not even that high

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Old 05-01-2021, 06:25 PM   #9
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When LCRA gave strong warning to stay off Travis and Buchanan that's when I'd run up river and fish all night. Caught most fish that way. Was nice because everyone else stayed off the water.
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Old 05-01-2021, 06:41 PM   #10
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Oh noooo! Thereís water in the water.
Folk aught to be about fed up with this kinda crap. Government babysitters.
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Old 05-01-2021, 06:47 PM   #11
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It's not like that Glen. Not even that high

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Actually it is Pat, Iím near Stow-a-way riding around now and there are lots docks under and lots of boat houses at the waters edge, donít see homes in danger but property is.
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Old 05-01-2021, 06:50 PM   #12
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Old 05-01-2021, 07:03 PM   #13
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Hereís one from up North too. Itís come down a lot since last night too though.
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Old 05-01-2021, 07:13 PM   #14
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Saw a pretty good size lizard checking things out too!
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Old 05-01-2021, 07:23 PM   #15
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It's all about protecting the property on the water from idiots that will run wide open in water higher than the bulkheads
I have always said itís idiots that bought property on the lake now they want the boaters to stay off public waters.
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Old 05-01-2021, 07:33 PM   #16
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I have always said itís idiots that bought property on the lake now they want the boaters to stay off public waters.
Waters edge is a beautiful place to live, until the waters edge moves too close. And it always eventually will.
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Old 05-01-2021, 07:36 PM   #17
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I have always said it’s idiots that bought property on the lake now they want the boaters to stay off public waters.
Public lake that has had boaters since it filled up. Now we can’t go out because you built a house too close? I don’t think so Tim....
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Old 05-01-2021, 07:42 PM   #18
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The idiots are the ones on the water. So if it floods in front of your house its OK for me to get in my truck and run down the street and push water into your house? I dont have a lake house but saw the idiots on the lake daily
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Old 05-01-2021, 07:51 PM   #19
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The idiots are the ones on the water. So if it floods in front of your house its OK for me to get in my truck and run down the street and push water into your house? I dont have a lake house but saw the idiots on the lake daily
Thatís the price you pay if you built too close to a public street and didnít take high water into consideration. No one is gonna push water into my house. No matter how high it gets.
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Old 05-01-2021, 07:57 PM   #20
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So people are ****** at property owners living on the water because a government entity shut down the lake?

What does one have to do with the other?
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Old 05-01-2021, 08:31 PM   #21
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Still closed. So much for fishing in the morning.

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Old 05-01-2021, 08:43 PM   #22
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Folks down stream gonna be tripping

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Old 05-01-2021, 08:58 PM   #23
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I guess by some of you guys logic they should just open the gates and flood all the neighborhoods downstream. Thats the price they pay for living there I guess.

And now you know why they gotta close lakes- because some folks dont have enough sense and decency to not throw a wake in someone else’s living room or boat house
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Actually it is Pat, Iím near Stow-a-way riding around now and there are lots docks under and lots of boat houses at the waters edge, donít see homes in danger but property is.
Never mind. I had word it wasn't. Damm it

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Old 05-02-2021, 07:05 AM   #25
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I live on the lake and I'm glad they closed it, makes for a good day without the idiot wake boaters.

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Old 05-02-2021, 07:20 AM   #26
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I guess by some of you guys logic they should just open the gates and flood all the neighborhoods downstream. Thats the price they pay for living there I guess.

And now you know why they gotta close lakes- because some folks dont have enough sense and decency to not throw a wake in someone elseís living room or boat house

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Old 05-02-2021, 07:37 AM   #27
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I guess by some of you guys logic they should just open the gates and flood all the neighborhoods downstream. Thats the price they pay for living there I guess.

And now you know why they gotta close lakes- because some folks dont have enough sense and decency to not throw a wake in someone elseís living room or boat house
How dare you introduce common sense into a rant about gubment intrusion !
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Old 05-02-2021, 07:45 AM   #28
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Old 05-02-2021, 07:48 AM   #29
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Dont you have to get a flood pool elevation survey before building? If your homes foundation is lower than the top of the dam gates and emergency spillway, um....
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This is for sure. Hang on. No way that the let the houses on Conroe flood. But you trashy people down stream

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Old 05-02-2021, 07:51 AM   #31
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Thatís the price you pay if you built too close to a public street and didnít take high water into consideration. No one is gonna push water into my house. No matter how high it gets.
Idiotic, disrespectful and selfish responses are what I see in your posts to this thread. 1 weekend of inconvenience to your "hobby" is worth more than weeks, months or years of reconstruction or replacement of someone else's property? You do realize when property damage or loss occurs, it's effects ripple much larger than simply the insured owners? Hail, the more times I read your comment above and think about all the people we pulled out of homes while trucks were making 2' wakes during Harvey, the more I want to ........nope. Can't say it. You're not worth getting banned over. But some people need to be punched in the mouth.
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This is for sure. Hang on. No way that the let the houses on Conroe flood. But you trashy people down stream

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Old 05-02-2021, 08:12 AM   #33
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Do they draw that lake down in anticipation of spring? I’m not sure if it’s a constant level lake or what, but if a 2-3’ rise threatens property, I’d have to agree with those saying the homes are way too close!
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:23 AM   #34
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Do they draw that lake down in anticipation of spring? Iím not sure if itís a constant level lake or what, but if a 2-3í rise threatens property, Iíd have to agree with those saying the homes are way too close!
They started lowering the lake 2í during hurricane season to reduce dam releases that flood Kingwood.
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Do they draw that lake down in anticipation of spring? Iím not sure if itís a constant level lake or what, but if a 2-3í rise threatens property, Iíd have to agree with those saying the homes are way too close!

Lake Conroe has been down a couple feet from normal pool the last few times Iíve been there.


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Idiotic, disrespectful and selfish responses are what I see in your posts to this thread. 1 weekend of inconvenience to your "hobby" is worth more than weeks, months or years of reconstruction or replacement of someone else's property? You do realize when property damage or loss occurs, it's effects ripple much larger than simply the insured owners? Hail, the more times I read your comment above and think about all the people we pulled out of homes while trucks were making 2' wakes during Harvey, the more I want to ........nope. Can't say it. You're not worth getting banned over. But some people need to be punched in the mouth.
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I wonder when people are going to realize that continuing to pour concrete and channel water into single sources is going to be a good idea. The people downstream get screwed everytime a new subdivision or parking lot is put in.
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I wonder when people are going to realize that continuing to pour concrete and channel water into single sources is going to be a good idea. The people downstream get screwed everytime a new subdivision or parking lot is put in.
Bingo. Been stressing this for years. Also know that there are risks with owning a house near the water. Thats why I would never own there.

In terms of wakes, it is normally the idiots in those houses that own the boats that are the problem, not the weekend idiot out trying catch a fish. The wake from a bass boat or john boat is not a destructive wall of water like the wake from a ďfunĒ boat hanging in most of those slings. Protecting them from theselves is what I see.
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I will say this. It really has nothing to do with a lake. It has to do with selfishness and lack of consideration for your neighbor. It is sad that a judge or Fire Martail has to issue a temporary ordinance. Upstream, downstream, i dont care what it is labeled. Care enough about others to inconvenience yourself to help them. But I guess that is a whole lot to ask of some
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Do they draw that lake down in anticipation of spring? Iím not sure if itís a constant level lake or what, but if a 2-3í rise threatens property, Iíd have to agree with those saying the homes are way too close!
Yes it was at least 18Ē low since they lowered it a few weeks ago. Then everyone griped that it was low. Iím really surprised it rose that much with only about 5Ē in the water shed.
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Old 05-02-2021, 11:20 AM   #42
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It’s dropping now, they will give an update this afternoon for how long it will be closed.

Situational Update: May 2, 2021 9:00am

Water level at Lake Conroe is beginning to decrease. With no additional rain in the forecast today, SJRA and MoCo Constable Precinct 1 will continue to monitor lake level and open Lake Conroe as soon as it is safe to do so. Reservoir releases are holding steady and not expected to increase. The Constable’s office urges boaters to tie up their vessels to assist with boating safety. If you find your boat is missing, contact the Sheriff’s office non-emergency line 936-760-5800. We will provide another update Sunday afternoon. Real time lake conditions available below.

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i will say this. It really has nothing to do with a lake. It has to do with selfishness and lack of consideration for your neighbor. It is sad that a judge or fire martail has to issue a temporary ordinance. Upstream, downstream, i dont care what it is labeled. Care enough about others to inconvenience yourself to help them. But i guess that is a whole lot to ask of some
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I live on the lake and I'm glad they closed it, makes for a good day without the idiot wake boaters.
Many lakes, have taken positive steps, to ban wake boarders...........
They are, a menace to property and a hazard to navigation...........
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A few really ignorant comments on this thread. It doesn't surprise me though because I see that kind of asinine behavior on the lake all the time.
Reality is there is more than property protection involved.
Shore line erosion is a factor, rescue personnel who would be hazarded by trying to negotiate debris when someone with a boatload of kids hits a log and needs rescued, people who drive over spillways in low light, people actually hitting boat Docks in low light/dark because with them flooded, their power is off and their dusk till dawn lights aren't on.
These terrible government people have a bigger responsibility to deal with than is your weekend inconvenienced.

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So people are ****** at property owners living on the water because a government entity shut down the lake?

What does one have to do with the other?
The San Jacinto River authority is a PUBLIC entity. Many of the people that make decisions on if the lake should be open or closed live on the water on Conroe. Seems like a conflict of interest to me.

That being said, if I owned a house on the water I’d be glad they shut the lake down. Some of the stuff I have seen on Conroe staggers the mind.

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Well said! I definitely agree!!!
I think any request to give a crap about economic ripple is unrealistic in these times considering elites, government entities, and politicians don’t care but demand the little man to.

You manipulate Gods geographic layout, you can’t ask others to care.
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