Llano and Burnet County Flood 2018

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Lake LBJ will reopen to the public at noon Saturday, Nov. 17, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. Lake LBJ boaters are asked to reduce speeds and use extra caution because of submerged hazards that might be difficult to see. This sandbar in the middle of Lake LBJ in Kingsland is a new one created since the Oct. 16 flood. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LCRA: Lake LBJ reopens Nov. 17; boaters should use caution due to submerged hazards

16 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS One month after historic flooding in the Highland Lakes, the Lower Colorado River Authority announced Nov. 16 that Lake LBJ will finally reopen to public use. (more…)

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Flooding on Oct. 16 caused water from Lake Marble Falls to rush over the top of Max Starcke Dam. The Lower Colorado River Authority said that, at the flood’s peak, the amount of water flowing through Lake Marble Falls was about 350,000 cubic-feet per second. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Report outlines LCRA’s response to historic Oct. 16 flooding

15 November 2018

  CLARIFICATION: A previous version of this story included incomplete numbers attributed to Kelly Payne. The LCRA recorded a flow of 375,000 cubic-feet per second coming into the Highland Lakes, and 25,000 cfs leaving the lakes, not 375 and 25 as written.  STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A report on the Lower Colorado River Authority’s flood […]

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Closed since Oct. 16, Lake Marble Falls will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Lake LBJ will remain closed until at least Friday, Nov. 16, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LCRA to reopen Lake Marble Falls to public use on Nov. 13

12 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority will reopen Lakes Marble Falls to recreational use at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. (more…)

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Government, LCRA

Lake LBJ will remain closed until least Nov. 16, the Lower Colorado River Authority announced Nov. 9. Staff photo Jared Fields

LCRA will keep lakes Marble Falls and LBJ closed for now

09 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS Lakes Marble Falls and LBJ will not open Nov. 9, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority.  (more…)

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Government, LCRA

The Matt & Doraliza Raglin Splash Pad at Badu Park in Llano was destroyed after the Oct. 16 flood. The Llano Parks Project not only intends to help rebuild the many parks damaged in the flood, it also wants to develop a master parks plan with the city. Photo courtesy of Llano Parks Project

Llano plans Flood Aid concert; group pushes to rebuild parks after Badu facilities destroyed

06 November 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Flood recovery efforts were at the forefront of a discussion Nov. 5 during the Llano City Council’s regular meeting. (more…)

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Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, Flood October 2018, Llano, News By Town

Parks along Lake Travis, such as Pace Bend Park in Spicewood, will be open to recreational water use beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, the Lower Colorado River Authority announced. Lakes LBJ and Marble Falls will remain closed until at least Friday, Nov. 9. Staff photo by JoAnna Kopp

LCRA: Lake Travis to open for public use on Nov. 7

06 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority will open Lake Travis to public use at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. (more…)

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Government, LCRA

The Lower Colorado River Authority lowered Lake LBJ in 2017 so lakeside property owners could remove debris and maintain or repair docks, retaining walls, and other infrastructure. The authority is planning another drawdown of the lake, along with Lake Marble Falls, beginning Dec. 30 so property owners can clean up following historic flooding. File photo

LCRA drawdowns of lakes LBJ and Marble Falls begin Dec. 30

05 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority will lower lakes LBJ and Marble Falls starting Dec. 30 for about eight weeks to assist lakeside property owners recovering from recent historic flooding along the Colorado and Llano rivers. (more…)

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Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, Flood October 2018, Government, LCRA

The Lower Colorado River Authority will open Inks Lake for recreational use at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Staff photo JoAnna Kopp

LCRA to open Inks Lake on Nov. 3; lakes Marble Falls, LBJ, and Travis are still closed

02 November 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS Inks Lake will reopen to public use Saturday, Nov. 3, while lakes LBJ, Marble Falls, and Travis remain closed until at least Nov. 6, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. (more…)

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Government, LCRA

Inks Lake State Park will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Inks Lake will remain closed to recreational use until the Lower Colorado River Authority makes a determination Nov. 2 about when to reopen the lake. Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

After fire and flood, Inks Lake State Park fully reopens Nov. 2

01 November 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS When the Lower Colorado River Authority opened floodgates at Buchanan Dam, staff at Inks Lake State Park had to scramble to move park visitors and equipment away from the shore. (more…)

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Posted in Burnet, Flood October 2018, Government, LCRA, News By Town

The Llano River following October flooding. Photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

TPWD addresses concerns about fish, aquatic habitat after flood

01 November 2018

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM AUSTIN – As the Llano, Colorado, and Pedernales rivers recede following historic flooding, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists are fielding questions concerning the impact on fish populations. (more…)

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Weather and Environment

Austin Disaster Relief Network founder and Executive Director Daniel Geraci recently visited with members of area churches at Lake Shores Church in Marble Falls as they help with flood recovery. Between 25 and 30 local congregations are creating Highland Lakes Crisis Network to provide immediate and long-term assistance during disasters, whether one like the recent flood or a house fire. Go to highlandlakescrisisnetwork.com for more information. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

New Highland Lakes Crisis Network training ‘shepherds’ to walk alongside disaster victims

31 October 2018

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON In September, a few Highland Lakes clergy attended an Austin Disaster Relief Network workshop to learn how to create a similar network among area churches. The Rev. Jackie English was scheduled to present what he had learned during that eight-hour training session to the Marble Falls Ministerial Alliance on Oct. 23. (more…)

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Posted in Community, Featured Story - Home Slider, Flood October 2018, Weather and Environment

Debris continues to wash ashore at the Lakeside Park boat ramp on Lake Marble Falls. Lakes LBJ, Marble Falls, and Travis as well as Inks Lake will remain closed to the public until at least Friday, Nov. 2, due to debris and unsafe conditions, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. The lakes can be accessed for the purpose of retrieving property, if the location of that property is known. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LCRA: Lakes could open by Nov. 2 depending on conditions

30 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Lakes LBJ, Marble Falls, and Travis as well as Inks Lake will not open for public use until at least Friday, Nov. 2, said Lower Colorado River Authority officials Oct. 30. (more…)

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Government, LCRA

Local county judges say one of the biggest challenges they face after October flooding has been debris cleanup. Residents affected by the flood, such as on Harris Loop in Kingsland, have had to move almost all of their belongings to the street for removal. The Lower Colorado River Authority announced Oct. 29 it will give $100,000 each to Burnet and Llano counties to ensure public safety. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

County judges to determine how to use $100,000 from LCRA for flood cleanup efforts

30 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Now that the floodwaters have subsided, Burnet and Llano counties face a new challenge: removing trash and debris. (more…)

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Posted in Burnet County, Flood October 2018, Government, Llano County, PEC

Pflugerville High School volleyball players, including Isabel Gallegos (left) and Victoria Sheppard (right), brought paper towels, cleaning supplies, water, and gift cards to the Marble Falls High School before their volleyball match against the Lady Mustangs, including Payton Powers (center). Courtesy photo

Sports community comes together to help Marble Falls recover from flood

30 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School athletic director and boys head soccer coach Rick Hoover admitted he got a little emotional Oct. 23 when the Pflugerville High School volleyball teams walked into Max Copeland Gym with cases of bottled water and sports drinks, bundles of paper towels, 15 bottles of cleaners, and Lowe’s […]

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Sports, Volleyball

A city of Marble Falls crew removes debris Oct. 24 along Pecan Drive in the Pecan Valley area of Marble Falls. For several days prior, Allen Davis, known to the Pecan Valley residents as ‘Tractor Guy,’ showed up and removed trash with his own tractor. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Highland Lakes homeowners clean up flood damage and look to somewhat muddy future

29 October 2018

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON When Marble Falls police officer Aaron Garcia knocked on the Jones’s door Oct. 16 at their home on Pecan Drive to advise them that they needed to evacuate because of rising floodwaters, the Jones thought for a bit about taking their dogs. (more…)

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Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, Flood October 2018, Weather and Environment

Jubilee Jamar (center) works some of the flood-damage clothing around in a 300-gallon stock tank while her mom, Tanis Jamar, and her sister, Cypress look on. Tanis soaked the clothing, which came from a woman whose Kingsland home was flooded Oct. 16, overnight then rinsed and soaked it again before running it all through her washing machine. She and more than 150 moms who make up the Marble Falls Mom Squad have answered the call to help clean food victims’ laundry and dishes. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls Mom Squad takes on extra loads of laundry and dishes for flood victims

26 October 2018

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The clothes are in their second round of soaking in a 300-gallon stock tank, but, as Tanis Jamar checked on their progress, she noted the water was clouded with dirt and debris. (more…)

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Posted in Community, Featured Story - Home Slider, Flood October 2018

Flooding on the Llano River on Oct. 16 destroyed the 49-year-old 2900 bridge in Kingsland. On Oct. 26, the Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to build a new 1,200-foot bridge, which should be open by April 2019. Staff photo by Jared Fields

TxDOT: New 2900 bridge in Kingsland to ‘be open by next April,’ cost $15 million

26 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A new 2900 bridge in Kingsland could be open in just six months. Terry McCoy, the Texas Department of Transportation Austin District engineer, said Oct. 26 that the 1,200-foot-long bridge is expected to cost $15 million and “be open by next April.” (more…)

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Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, Flood October 2018, Kingsland, News By Town

The floodgates are open at Buchanan Dam. Photo copyright of Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

FLOOD BRIEFS FOR OCT. 25: Lake Buchanan to open; Marble Falls moves to Stage 4

25 October 2018

Information regarding the recent flood from across the Highland Lakes. Lake Buchanan to open to public Oct. 26 The Lower Colorado River Authority will open Lake Buchanan to public use at noon Oct. 26. The remaining Highland Lakes — Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls, and Travis — remain closed due to “debris and unsafe conditions caused by the […]

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Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, Flood October 2018, Weather and Environment

Group offering free legal aid to Highland Lakes residents affected by flooding

Group offering free legal aid to Highland Lakes residents affected by flooding

23 October 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS With all the immediate needs and work following the devastating flood Oct. 15-17, some residents might not consider their legal needs. (more…)

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National Weather Service: Sunshine is coming, but first, more rain in the forecast

23 October 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS Sunny days are just around the corner. But before the clouds break and highs return to the upper 70s, one more “soaking” rain is expected. (more…)

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Posted in Fastbreak, Flood October 2018, Weather and Environment

FLOOD BRIEFS FOR OCT. 23: Kingsland boil water notice rescinded and more

FLOOD BRIEFS FOR OCT. 23: Kingsland boil water notice rescinded and more

23 October 2018

Kingsland boil water notice rescinded The boil water notice for Kingsland Water Supply Corp. and Comanche Rancherias water systems was rescinded as of 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. Laboratory test results submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality indicated the water no longer requires boiling prior to consumption. For more information, visit the KWSC […]

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Weather and Environment

Body found on Lake LBJ Oct. 16 identified as woman missing during previous flood

Body found on Lake LBJ Oct. 16 identified as woman missing during previous flood

22 October 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS The body found Oct. 16 on Lake LBJ near Kingsland was identified as that of a woman who had gone missing eight days prior during flooding of the Llano River in Kimble County. (more…)

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Kingsland, News By Town, Weather and Environment

FLOOD BRIEFS FOR OCT. 22: Latest updates from around the Highland Lakes

22 October 2018

KINGSLAND WATER The Kingsland Water Supply Corp. has collected samples for analysis Oct. 22 and forwarded them to its contract laboratory. Officials should have results by noon Tuesday, Oct. 23. KWSC is reminding everyone that its service area remains under a boil water notice. It is still limited in pumping capabilities to its treatment plant […]

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Posted in Flood October 2018

Marble Falls cancels boil water notice; Stage 5 rules remain

Marble Falls cancels boil water notice; Stage 5 rules remain

20 October 2018

The city of Marble Falls sent out an alert Oct. 20 that the boil water notice has been canceled and city water is safe to drink and use. The city remains under Stage 5 Emergency Water Conditions. Click here to view Stage 5 restrictions.

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Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, Flood October 2018, Marble Falls news, News By Town, Weather and Environment

Robert Cook, a volunteer from First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, swept mud out of a home on Lakeshore Drive in Marble Falls on Oct. 19. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Force of volunteers cleans out flood-damaged homes along Lake Marble Falls

19 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Jake Jacobsen and Jennifer Jackson planned to return Oct. 15 to Marble Falls from Corpus Christi but decided to visit with friends an extra day. After returning to Marble Falls on Oct. 16, they realized they wouldn’t be going home that day either. (more…)

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Posted in Community, Featured Story - Home Slider, Flood October 2018, Weather and Environment

Kingsland Water Supply: Continue boiling water during restoration efforts

19 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Kingsland Water Supply Corp. General Manager Leonard Leinfelder said a boil water notice is likely to be in effect “well into next week.” (more…)

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Kingsland, News By Town, Weather and Environment

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