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LCRA to reopen lakes to boaters

Lake Marble Falls has been closed to recreational boating since June 2 as have Inks Lake, Lake LBJ and Lake Travis. Those lakes will reopen June 10 at noon, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Lake Marble Falls has been closed to recreational boating since June 2 as have Inks Lake, Lake LBJ and Lake Travis. Those lakes will reopen June 10 at noon, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. Staff photo by Jared Fields

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — After a week of no recreational boating on the Highland Lakes, the Lower Colorado River Authority is reopening four lakes at noon June 10.

Lakes Travis, Lake Marble Falls, Inks Lake and Lake LBJ will reopen just in time for weekend boaters.

READ: LCRA temporarily closes four Highland Lakes

According to the LCRA, inflows to the Highland Lakes are decreasing. All floodgates are closed at Lake Buchanan.

Water flows continue to be strong across the Highland Lakes, so LCRA officials warn boaters and swimmers to use caution as there could be debris and submerged objects.

No floodgates are currently open at Wirtz and Starcke dams, although adjustments could occur during the weekend to maintain the lakes’ normal ranges.

Slight rain chances this weekend could also lead to floodgate operations at Highland Lakes dams.

Heavy rains led LCRA officials to close the four lakes to recreational boating June 2.

For up-to-date floodgate operations and lake conditions, go to floodstatus.lcra.org.

editor@thepicayune.com