City of Houston may tap into Lake Conroe for water

July 25, 2011 4:46:38 AM PDT
The City of Houston is considering tapping into Lake Conroe for water. Lake Conroe was built as a joint venture between Houston and the San Jacinto River Authority. The city owns two-thirds of the water rights.

Initial estimates show the city may request the release of 150 million gallons a day to stabilize the water level at Lake Houston. The releases would begin sometime within the next two weeks and probably continue until the drought ends.

You can read more about this story in the Conroe Courier, one of our Houston Community Newspaper partners.

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