Despite releasing over 2000 cubic feet per second through its floodgates, Lake Somerville is still more than 9 feet above its normal level.
The rains and flooding from Hurricane Harvey continue to plague Lake Somerville, where the water level was 247.67 feet above sea level as of 7 a.m. Saturday. That’s 9.68 feet above the lake’s normal level of 238 feet. All of the boat ramps and access points run by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers remain closed to the public, including those at Pecan Lake, Rocky Creek, Overlook Park and Yegua Creek. Nails Creek State Park is closed to the public, but Birch Creek State Park is open to evacuees.
Two flood gates have been open since September 5th, releasing water into Yegua Creek and downstream into the Brazos River. At that time the lake had risen to 255 feet above sea level, 17 feet above its normal level.