Texas Lake Water Levels: Combined high winds and low tide push water to historic lows

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A strong cold snap this weekend is sure to keep your eyes peeled for chilly weather and high winds. But for some riverside residents, they also have a rare sight.

Those strong winds combine with tidal conditions to push the water level on Clear Lake lower than usual. The lake, which is actually a brackish harbor that flows into Galveston Bay, is impacted by the tides.

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One homeowner, Dana LeConey, sent ABC13 a video of the water being so low that someone could go outside in what is usually a boating canal. Piers and signs mark the canals that are fully exposed, down to the soft, muddy lake bottom.

LeConey says she has lived near Waterford Harbor and Marina Del Sol for 30 years, and she has never seen water so low.

On Monday, SkyEye 13 flew over the area and noticed that while the water level continues to be below average, the lake has recovered to the point where the bottom is no longer clearly visible. Some workers were spotted standing in knee-deep water while working on a dock where workshops could be seen showing typical water levels two to three feet higher.

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