The dam surrounding the reservoir at the Lewis Creek Power Station near Willis continues tohold with no seepage or breaches. Workers are continuing to make repairs to areas wherepersistent heavy rains have caused the dam’s soil to become saturated to the point of sloughingoff.According to San Jacinto River Authority, the issues concerning Entergy’s dam will have noimpact on the Lake Conroe Dam. Montgomery County, however, will be sending first respondersto give notifications to specific neighborhoods that fall within an area of concern (see attachedmap) related to the ongoing repair work to the Entergy Lewis Creek Dam. Those neighborhoodsare: Pelican Bay, Lakeside Place, Point Aquarius, Lake Conroe Hills, Walnut Cove, Lake ConroeBay, Shadow Bay, Country Run, Enchanted Waters, and Bishop’s Landing.Entergy Texas, Inc. officials note that a dam failure remains only a possibility. But the companyhas committed to take every possible step to prevent failure. Additional workers have beenbrought in to make repairs.Continued rainfall is the greatest threat to completing repairs. To address the potential for rainfallthis weekend and into next week, more than eight acres of protective covering is being installedto shield affected areas of the dam. Steps are also underway with the addition of berms, includingone of crushed concrete and lime which, when added to the toe of the levee, will stabilize thesoils and prevent further slides.The reservoir level continues to be lowered to ease pressure on the dam and it is being monitoredby geotechnical engineers who are on site around the clock.At this time, Entergy is reducing the water level of the lake to reduce the stress being applied tothe dam. Entergy repair crews are also taking measures to prevent further dam deterioration.Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS met with Entergy officials thismorning to discuss planning and response efforts that may be necessary pending any furtherdeterioration of the dam.We encourage all citizens of Montgomery County to sign up for Code Red Emergency Alerts inorder to receive all County emergency notifications. Citizens can sign up for Code Red byvisiting our website www.mctxoem.org and clicking on the code red icon. Press releases andstatus updates can be found at www.mctxoem.org or www.entergytexas.com.Entergy will open a customer information center at 08:00 a.m. tomorrow at the NorthMontgomery Community center: 600 Gerald Street Willis 77378. A representative will be onhand to meet with customers who need further information. For general information please callThe United Way 211 call center or 713-957-4357.
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