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Drought at Lake Conroe!!

The pictures above were taken Labor Day weekend. I was going to post them right away but then the wild fires started and after that the lake issue seemed trivial. Now that the fires are over I am back to posting about Lake Conroe. Lake Conroe is a back up water supply for Houston and with the severe drought we have been in they have had to start taking water out of Lake Conroe. It is so sad to see the lake being depleted but at the same time I understand why it has to be done.

If you have followed my blog you know that we are in two active sail boat clubs on the lake. We were out at the lake Labor day weekend and it looked like a ghost lake. Typically you would see several sailboats and a lot of motorboats out on the water. We saw maybe three motorboats, a couple of jet skis and NO sailboats on the lake.

We have a Catalina 22 which is a relatively small sailboat. We have the retractable keel and keep it at Conroe Yacht Club on dry ground. Our friends with the larger boats have had to find creative ways to get their boats off the water.

I expect it is going to be several years before the lake is back to normal. We will miss our sailboat races but in the grand scheme of things people having water to live with is more important.

Please pray for rain in Texas. It is going to take a lot of rain to get us back to normal levels.

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Marchel Peterson
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Comment balloon 20 commentsMarchel Peterson • September 22 2011 10:15PM

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Howdy and evening Marchel

Marchel,
I sure do hope y'all get some real good rain fall all over the Grand State of Texas real soon. I keep asking for y'all to get rain.



Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 7 years ago

That is too sad.  I will do a rain dance for you.  I am sorta out of practice, it has been too hot this summer to dance for anything.

Posted by Marge Piwowarski, Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC (Phoenix AZ Horse Property) about 7 years ago

Don't fret. Lakes fill rtaher quickly. We had a drought in 2009 worse  than the current drought, but the end of '09 and early 2010 brought so much rain that Lake Travis was well above "full". Since all public boat ramps are currently closed, we're hoping for the same as 2010.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 7 years ago

I am doing my rain dance.. and hope the lake will soon recover!

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 7 years ago

Marchel: Canyon Lake TX is down about six feet, not too bad compared to some lakes. A few boats ramps are still open. We'll all continue to dance, pray, whoop and holler for rain.

Posted by Carl Winters about 7 years ago

Amazing how far the lake is down Marchel. Thanks for showing us the pictures and I hope the rains come back soon.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 7 years ago

Marchel:  I hope that the rain will return this winter to keep the levels up, and or at least improve them!!!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) about 7 years ago

Marchel, that is such a lovely area that you photographed.  It is sad to see the water down so low.  The docks aren't very useful right now. 

I'm also worrying about what the lack of water is doing to people's foundations in areas with lots of clay....like College Station, where I am from. 

Rain, rain, please rain. 

 

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) about 7 years ago

Marchel, That really brings home the severity of the drought!  Wow, we are still hoping and praying for rain for Texas! 

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 7 years ago

Marchel, you guys have been hit hard by this drought.  We on the other hand have had flooding.  I think I would rather deal with the flooding than the drought.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 7 years ago

Marchel.... oh my, my, my ... I haven't been out to the lake this year and oh my ... to see it so low; that's amazing.  YES! I'm praying hard for rain (and watering my foundation!) J

Posted by Judith Sinnard, The SMARTePLAN Lady (SMARTePLANS; Houston, Texas) about 7 years ago

Just as Margaret Woda mentioned on my blog, there are other parts of the country where it's flooded. We never get what we want do we?

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) about 7 years ago

I know, its crazy how low the lakes are right now. hopefully we will get all that rain we need soon.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) about 7 years ago

I have one thing to say. BUMMER

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 7 years ago

I will send some of the rain and flooding we are getting down to you!  Amazing how different certain areas of the country are.  I hope you get some water soon Marchel!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 7 years ago

This so sad to see our lake soooo low. I think that we had just 3 small rains in 6 month.

Posted by Anna Dovger, Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX (Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607) about 7 years ago

I agree with you - sailing is a great sport, but water for people to survive is of greater importance.  New water resources need to be developed- this ia a common prob;rm in too many places

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 7 years ago

Marchel I so wish I could ship you some of our water; we have way too much.  Here is hoping things will get better soon.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 7 years ago

Marchel, Your pictures really tell the tale. I guess we are in one of the down cycles for rain and high drought. I hope thing bounce back soon for South Texas.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) about 7 years ago

Hi Marcel,

Wow, I didn't realize you were having such a terrible drought. Will be praying for you all.

We are use to droughts here. The past several years they were bad. I'm sure this year wasn't great but, not as bad.

Take Care & Have a Wonderful Week!

Posted by Carla Freund, Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) about 7 years ago

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