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City bans watercraft due to rain

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

The City of Austin Fire Department has instituted a watercraft ban on Barton Creek and Lady Bird Lake through noon today, May 18. The ban was declared due to unsafe conditions created by heavy rains and flooding. It applies to all commercial and navigational boating as well as recreational usage. Watercraft operating illegally in the Flood Ban Area are subject to impoundment. According to a statement, anyone wishing to secure property in the Flood Ban Area should contact Austin Police Headquarters at 715 E. 8th St. during business hours. Proof of ownership or occupancy is required.

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