Lake Conroe
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Lake Conroe

Lake information
NameConroe Lake
LocationMontgomery / Walker counties, near Conroe, Texas
Lake typereservoir
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area21000 acre (85 km2)
Average depth20.5 ft (6.2 m)
Max. depth75 ft (22.9 m)
Water volume7.31 km3 (2.2 m)
Surface elevation201 ft (61.3 m)
Islands in lakesBird Island

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Lake Conroe is a 21,000 acre (85 km2) lake in Montgomery County, Texas, United States. Even though it is named Lake Conroe, only a small portion of the lake is in Conroe, Texas. Most of the lake is in Montgomery, Texas' and Willis,Texas' mailing address and their school districts. The lake lies on the West Fork of the San Jacinto River just west of Interstate 45 off of State Highway 105 in Montgomery and Walker counties. The lake runs through classic East Texas Piney Woods forests. Water quality generally is good, fairly clear, with an average depth of 20.5 ft (6.2 m), and a maximum depth of 75 feet (23 m). The controlling authority of the lake is the San Jacinto River Authority. The City of Houston owns a two-thirds interest in the lake; the SJRA owns one-third. The lake extends about 21 mi (33.8 km) in length and covers 20,118 acres (81.4 km2) with 5,000 acres (20 km2) in Sam Houston National Forest and capacity of 430,260 acre feet (531,000,000 m³). Lake Conroe is a reservoir built as an alternate water supply for the city of Houston by the City of Houston, the San Jacinto River Authority and the Texas Water Development Board in January 1970, the lake was completed January 1973 and it was filled on October 31, 1973.

Lake Conroe is one of the wealthiest areas in Texas. Residents near the lake have the highest income, education level and house values in Montgomery County. A few celebrities such as Rudy Tomjanovich, Roger Clemens, Bill Ford and among others have residencies in the Lake Conroe area.

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Swimming in the Sun - Montgomery County Courier Tweet this news
Montgomery County Courier---LAKE CONROE- � More than 1000 people on 250-plus boats enjoyed the inaugural Aquapalooza music event at the Palms Marina on a hot and sunny ... - Date : Sun, 01 Aug 2010 04:33:16 GMT+00:00
Lake Conroe Fishing Report - Montgomery County Courier Tweet this news
Montgomery County Courier--Fishing on -Lake Conroe- is still good and the water temperature is running around 87 early in the morning. The water is clear in the main ... - Date : Wed, 28 Jul 2010 04:23:52 GMT+00:00
Waylon Hull WINS!! - Tweet this news Wednesday Conroe Series started on March 31st and will continue for 23 weeks until September 1st at 6:00-9:15 pm at El Dorado Jack's on -Lake Conroe-. ... - Date : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:38:26 GMT+00:00
Missing Woman Found Dead in Lake Conroe - MyFox Houston Tweet this news
MyFox Houston--CONROE, Tx - Montgomery County deputies have found the body of a young woman who reportedly jumped off a party barge in -Lake Conroe-. ... - Date : Thu, 08 Jul 2010 02:38:45 GMT+00:00
Woman missing in Lake Conroe after jumping from boat - Houston Chronicle Tweet this news
Houston Chronicle--The Constable's Marine Division is searching the -lake- by boat and divers have been sent into the water. The Coast Guard is searching the area by helicopter. ... - Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 15:08:17 GMT+00:00
Lake Conroe Fishing Report - Montgomery County Courier Tweet this news
Montgomery County Courier--Fishing is good on -Lake Conroe-. The water temperature has been running around 84 degrees and the water is clear. ... - Date : Wed, 07 Jul 2010 04:24:38 GMT+00:00
Search underway for missing boater in Lake Conroe - Tweet this news, TX (KTRK) -- Montgomery County deputies are still looking for one person who went missing on -Lake Conroe-. It happened on the northwest corner of the ... - Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:39:17 GMT+00:00

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