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MARBLE FALLS — Though the heavy storm that swept across the Highland Lakes March 19-20 is raising water levels in parched lakes Buchanan and Travis, it doesn’t mean the drought is over.

Far from it, said officials with the Lower Colorado River Authority.

“It was a much-needed rainfall, but even with it lakes Buchanan and Travis are still less than half full,” said Clara Tuma, an LCRA spokeswoman. “Yes, we’re still in a drought.”