May 31, 2016
Contact: Lauren Laake (832) 393-3008

Lake Houston Conditions May Be Dangerous for Boating
City Recommends Recreational Boating Be Suspended

Houston, TX - Due to the recent flooding along the San Jacinto River and its tributaries, the conditions on Lake Houston may be hazardous for boating. As a result, it is recommended that boaters, jet skiers, water skiers and tubers use extreme caution should they decide to enter the lake. 

With the higher water level comes an increase in floating hazards from logs and other debris that have been swept from the shoreline. Colliding with such debris could damage the propulsion or rudder, create a hole in the hull and flood or capsize a pleasure craft. In addition, property owners along the lake are concerned that the wakes from boats will cause more erosion along their properties. With schools being released for the summer, the city is concerned about the possibility of increased traffic on the lake, and the additional risk that exists. 

The city is continuing to monitor the situation along the lake and should public safety conditions worsen may recommend there be no recreational boating. If this becomes the case, information will be posted through AlertHouston and Council Member Martin's Facebook and Twitter pages. 


Council Member Dave Martin | 900 Bagby | Houston | TX | 77002