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National Forests in Texas: Camping Fees Waived for Harvey Evacuees

The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service is waiving fees and making campgrounds available for individuals displaced by the recent flooding in Texas and other states.   Like several areas along the Gulf Coast, many National Forests were impacted by the recent storm. Some of the region’s campgrounds are ...

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Lake Conroe to Remain Closed Through Labor Day Weekend

by SJRA staff Lake Conroe will not be open for recreational boating on Labor Day weekend due to hazardous debris and unsafe conditions on the reservoir; however, vessels will be allowed on the reservoir for the limited purposes of (i) clean up or debris removal or (ii) moving vessels to ...

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Lake Conroe Lake Level and Releases Declining

by SJRA staff The Lake Conroe water level is continuing to slowly decline. The current water level is 203.7 feet above mean sea level (MSL), which is only 2.7’ over the normal pool elevation of 201’ MSL. Most docks and bulkheads will become visible once the lake drops another 0.7 ...

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TRA Increases Water Release at Lake Livingston Dam

by Walker County News Today staff The Trinity River Authority has been steadily increasing the discharge rate at the dam over the past 24 hours.  At 10:00 PM on Saturday, TRA reported a discharge rate of 60,800 cfs (cubic feet per second).  By 1:00 PM on Sunday the rate had increased ...

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National Forest Remains Closed

Recreation areas, trails closed for public safety All recreation areas and trails in the Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Angelina and Sabine National Forests remain closed as a public safety precaution until the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey passes, according to Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor. Taylor emphasized that national forest campgrounds have older ...

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Lake Conroe Temporarily Closed

San Jacinto River Authority is temporarily closing Lake Conroe due to high lake levels, the presence of submerged objects, floating debris, and other hazards by San Jacinto River Authority staff The lake level has risen to over 203’ above mean sea level, which is two feet over the lake’s normal ...

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Lake Conroe Exceeds Full Level

San Jacinto River Authority Beginning Controlled Releases by San Jacinto River Authority staff With approximately six inches of rainfall across the watershed over the past 24 hours, the Lake Conroe water level has risen over seven inches and exceeded normal pool elevation. SJRA operations personnel at the Lake Conroe dam ...

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USFS Proposes Fee Increases at Sam Houston National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing camping and boating and swimming fee increases at recreation sites and adding a new day-use fee for an existing recreation site on the National Forests in Texas.   “The proposed changes will help to ensure fees are more comparable to similar public and private ...

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Sam Houston National Forest Closing due to Weather

As Tropical Depression Harvey approaches the Texas Gulf Coast, Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor is closing the Sam Houston National Forest, including all campgrounds, trails and boat ramps.   “With potentially high winds, possible tornados and heavy rainfall, the forest is not a safe place to be,” Taylor said. “The Sam ...

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Big Time Texas Hunts Entries Now on Sale

The upcoming hunting seasons may still be months away, but starting today you can  enter the Big Time Texas Hunts drawing to win one or more of nine premium guided hunt packages. These exclusive packages include food, lodging, a professional guide, as well as taxidermy in some cases. The crown ...

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