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Last fall, GBRA began repair activities on spill gates to address critical components, which failed at Lake Wood, and were in need of immediate repair at the other dams in the system. Repairs initiated at Meadow Lake and Lake Placid due to their condition. Once completed, repairs at lakes McQueeney and Gonzales will begin. The dam at Lake Dunlap received substantial repairs in 2012 and is believed to be in good operational condition and is not included in these scheduled repairs. Due to the nature of these repairs, a strict timetable of work expected for each spill gate is not practicable, but work is expected to take at least six months at each dam.

Based on the current progress, GBRA believes repairs at Lake McQueeney will begin as soon as the end of May. To assist affected property owners in planning for lowered lake levels, GBRA will begin lowering the lake on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The lake level is expected to be down 18-24 inches for the duration of the repair activities, which is expected to take at least six months. The main river channel should be available for activity.

FOLM continually works with GBRA to improve conditions on the lake. Unfortunately, Hurricane Harvey disrupted the schedule for much needed dam repair. Lake McQueeney was scheduled to go down in January of 2018 and be brought back up in May. Due to many unforeseen circumstances the schedule has been pushed back, and now repairs will not start until May 29 at the earliest. The engineers at GBRA HIGHLY RECOMMEND that GBRA not delay repairs on Lake McQueeney. We appreciate your understanding of the situation.

Friends of Lake McQueeney Board of Directors

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