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LCRA announces drawdowns of lakes LBJ and Inks

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by Tai Moses

Many property owners living around Lake LBJ and Inks Lake are still recovering from the October 2018 floods. In order to help these residents repair docks and other structures that were damaged, the Lower Colorado River Authority has scheduled drawdowns of lower Lake LBJ and Inks Lake from Jan. 2-Feb. 28, 2020. According to a press release from LCRA, “Lake LBJ will be lowered four feet, and Inks Lake will be lowered eight feet.” John Hofmann, an LCRA executive vice president, said, “LCRA normally doesn’t lower the same lake two years in a row, but we are making an exception after hearing from local officials and residents about needed repairs and maintenance resulting from the historic flooding last year.” Lowering water levels makes it easier to “remove debris, dredge, and repair and maintain docks, retaining walls and other shoreline property. Lowering the lakes during cold winter months also helps curb the growth of nuisance aquatic vegetation.” Find more information on the drawdowns here.

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