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LCRA ends drawdown of lakes Austin, LBJ

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

For the past six weeks, the Lower Colorado River Authority lowered the levels of lakes Austin and LBJ to accommodate dock repair and maintenance by property owners on the shoreline. It’s a standard procedure to keep docks and other related infrastructure intact, as well as to regulate the lakes’ aquatic vegetation. Any work going on will have to be completed by Monday, Feb. 13, when 4 feet will be restored to Lake LBJ while Lake Austin regains 10 feet. The water used to refill the two lakes comes from Lake Buchanan and Lake Travis, respectively, though the impact to those lakes could vary based on rainfall. Find out more than you ever wanted to know on LCRA’s website.

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