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Lake Houston water levels to be lowered for a week for dam maintenance

February 26, 2019

Lake Houston’s water levels were lowered by a foot on Monday for scheduled maintenance of the Lake Houston Dam, according to the office of Houston City Councilman Dave Martin.

Property owners are advised to secure their property along the shoreline before the lowering begins.

The lowering of the lake is the first step in an 18-month project to improve the dam’s stability.

The planned maintenance includes rehabilitation of two structures on the downstream portion of the dam. This preliminary work includes performing inspections and measurements which is the purpose for lowering the level of the lake tomorrow. Once preliminary work is completed, the level of the lake will be allowed to refill naturally. The lower lake level is expected to last approximately one week.

kaila.contreras@chron.com