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Lake LBJ is ready for its refill

Friday, February 8, 2019 by Tai Moses

At the end of December, the Lower Colorado River Authority temporarily lowered the level of water in Lake LBJ in order to allow for the repair and maintenance of docks and other structures that were damaged during the severe flooding in October. The lake was lowered about 4 feet. Now, say elected officials in surrounding communities, it’s time to fill the lake back up. The refill was originally set for mid-March, but at the request of the communities, LCRA has shortened the timetable for refilling Lake LBJ. The refill is now scheduled to begin Sunday, Feb. 24, and should be finished by Wednesday, Feb. 27. Water was also released from Lake Marble Falls, lowering that lake about 7 feet. The Marble Falls refill will take place on the original timetable, beginning March 18. For more information on lake and river lowerings, visit

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