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Second day of rain from Tropical Storm Hermine in Marble Falls leads LCRA to open floodgates

HIGHLAND LAKES — Even as remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine moved out of Central Texas Wednesday, the Lower Colorado River Authority opened floodgates on Lake Marble Falls and Lake LBJ as a second day of pounding rain gave way to occasionally blue skies.


The Lower Colorado River Authority opens one and a half gates at Max Starcke Dam at Lake Marble Falls Wednesday. The river authority also opened one Wirtz Dam gate at Lake LBJ to allow water to pass through the two lakes along the Colorado River to Lake Travis. A second day of rain from Tropical Storm Hermine along the Sandy Creek watershed and Flat Creek watershed triggered the floodgate operations. LCRA officials said they didn’t expect any other operations. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton


A steady downpour from Tropical Storm Hermine pushed water through a culvert Wednesday in Marble Falls at Johnson Park. Staff photo by Raymond V. Whelan