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AUSTIN – Residents can receive alerts via text, email or phone when Lower Colorado River Authority flood operations begin at LCRA dams along and near the river.

LCRA’s free Floodgate Operations Notification Service notifies subscribers when flood operations are imminent or underway. The service has been available for years during flood operations at Buchanan, Inks, Starcke, Wirtz, Mansfield and Tom Miller dams along the Highland Lakes in Central Texas. Beginning in July, subscribers also may sign up for alerts for floodgate operations at Bastrop Dam on Lake Bastrop.

FONS alerts are activated only for the initial flood operations at a particular dam, not for subsequent changes or gate closings, and are not a flood-warning system.

For more information or to complete the online registration, visit It can take up to 30 days for a registration to become active.