Property Owners Should Prepare for Lower Lake Levels

HOUSTON, Texas – Houston Public Works is monitoring forecasts calling for substantial rainfall this Friday and Saturday.  If the storm develops as predicted, Houston Water is preparing for a pre-release of water to lower Lake Houston prior to the arrival of the storm.

Property owners should secure property along the shoreline for a potential lowering of Lake Houston up to 18 inches before the end of Wednesday.


Houston Public Works ( is responsible for streets and drainage, production and distribution of water, collection and treatment of wastewater, and permitting and regulation of public and private construction covering a 627-square mile service area. Houston Public Works is accredited by the American Public Works Association. Facebook & Twitter:@HoustonPWE