City of Houston prepares Lake Houston for rainfall

- Life at Lake Houston is never dull. From those enjoying the water to those sitting along the shores.

“I’ve been fishing since this morning just relaxing and taking it easy,” says James Broaddus.

Over the weekend, those waves might get a bit more choppy as the forecast calls for more rain.

“We certainly appreciate that there is a lot of sensitivity in the community post Harvey, a lot of the things that people have seen on social media about the storm and the fact is there are a lot of things that we don’t know about this forecast, but what we do know is that we see a very heavy potential for rain fall and we are going to have to watch that closely but by no means is this Harvey forecast,” says Francisco Sanchez with the Office of Homeland Security Emergency Management.

The City of Houston is currently letting out a foot and a half of water to be prepared.

“I just noticed that the water level had gone down because today was supposed to be a good fishing day,” says Robin Morrison, who lives on the lake. Morrison and her husband lived at their house during Harvey and saw the water rise all the way up to their back patio, about 10 feet.

“We came out day and night throughout the day just looking at the water levels rise and everything so it’s good that they are being proactive,” Morrison says.

“With the housing areas back there, over there, I guess they don’t want them to flood. So it’s probably a good idea to go ahead and be cautious and go ahead and lower it,” Broaddus says.

The dam is expected to be done releasing water by Friday evening.

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