Llano and Burnet County Flood 2018

Welcome to the DailyTrib.com’s 2018 Flood Coverage page. Here you can find all our coverage related to the October flooding in Burnet and Llano counties. This page will continue to have new information posted here, so bookmark and share it to find all flood coverage information in one location.

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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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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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Posted in Flood October 2018, Weather and Environment

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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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

UPDATE: Horseshoe Bay returns to full water production capacity

UPDATE: Horseshoe Bay returns to full water production capacity

19 October 2018

A previous story reported old information from the city of Horseshoe Bay. An update on the city’s website on Oct. 19 follows: FROM THE CITY OF HORSESHOE BY: The City has returned to 100% water production capacity. Citizens may begin to utilize water for full domestic use and cleanup operations. Currently, there are some residents […]

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

Flooding on the Llano River in Llano. Courtesy photo by Lakay Oestreich

Body found in vehicle in Llano identified as 58-year-old woman

19 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS A body found late Oct. 16 at West Sandstone and Flag streets in Llano has been identified as 58-year-old Rebecca Elaine Biddy of Llano, Llano Police Chief Mike Scoggins confirmed. (more…)

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

Tripp Goodman waves the American flag during a visit to his grandparents’ home by state Sen. Dawn Buckingham (left) and U.S. Sen/ Ted Cruz. Tripp’s grandfather, Gary Simmank (next to Cruz), his father, Casey Goodman (second from right), and mother, Valerie Goodman (right), were cleaning out the home Oct. 17 following the flood the day before that inundated the residence with water and mud. Cruz and Buckingham stopped by during a tour of the affected area. They met with a number of homeowners and volunteers who were cleaning out homes. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Sen. Cruz and other officials tour Highland Lakes; among muck and destruction, joy still found

18 October 2018

  CORRECTION: The story on Oct. 18 incorrectly stated Tripp Goodman was in Meadowlakes. He was actually in Pecan Valley in Marble Falls.   STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz visited the Highland Lakes on Oct. 17 to view damage caused by recent flooding and offer federal help to Burnet and Llano counties. […]

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

NWS: More rain on Friday could cause additional flooding

18 October 2018

CORRECTION: In the story, we stated that the LCRA had opened eight floodgates on Oct. 17, but this was incorrect. They only opened four. FROM STAFF REPORTS After days of devastating flooding, the Highland Lakes isn’t out of danger yet. (more…)

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

This boat washed up during flooding in Kingsland. Staff photo by David Bean

What to do if you’ve found a boat or other property in the floods

18 October 2018

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has an online database to help locate owners of boats or other water recreational vehicles that have been washed away by floodwaters. Search the database by vehicle registration number (on the side after “TX”) and find the owner’s name and address. (more…)

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Debris cleanup guidelines for Burnet County residents outside the city limits

18 October 2018

  FROM BURNET COUNTY: The following guide has been developed for managing and disposing of debris associated with flood cleanup in Burnet County areas outside of city limits. As much as possible, separate debris into piles: • branches and vegetation that can go into a wood chipper; • metal and appliances (remove food items); • […]

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Weather and Environment

When do you need a permit for flood-damaged properties?

18 October 2018

FROM THE CITY OF MARBLE FALLS: REQUIRES A PERMIT: Roof repair/replacement ALL structural repairs Mechanical system repairs Electrical repairs Plumbing repairs All permit fees related to flood damages that occurred in October 2018 will be waived. It is the city’s goal to ensure any permitted work is built to safe building standards and codes adopted […]

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

One of the two pecan trees lost at Johnson Park because of flooding Oct. 16. This tree was growing near the Johnson Park amphitheater and the boat ramp on Backbone Creek. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Johnson and Lakeside parks suffer thousands of dollars in damages from flood

18 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department has been busy assessing damage to city parks from flooding Oct. 16. (more…)

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

Marble Falls water plant damaged; city implements Stage 5 usage rules for residents

Marble Falls water plant damaged; city implements Stage 5 usage rules for residents

17 October 2018

From the city of Marble Falls: Recent flooding has caused damage to the city of Marble Falls water plant resulting in the implementation of Stage 5 Emergency Water Shortage Conditions of the city’s Drought Contingency Plan. Residents must discontinue all nonessential water use effective immediately. According to the city’s plan, nonessential usage includes: irrigation of […]

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Marble Falls news, News By Town

Beaver Island residents had to evacuate Oct. 16 due to rising water. File photo

Officials: Preparation saves Granite Shoals from severe damage; water safe to drink

17 October 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals City Manager Jeff Looney and Assistant City Manager Peggy Smith drove through their city Oct. 17 to see the damage done from floodwaters and rain Oct. 16. The two said they hardly saw any. (more…)

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

Debris washed up on the banks of the Llano River at Grenwelge Park in Llano on Oct. 17. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LCRA: As river flows decrease, flood operations still underway in ‘historic’ event

17 October 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority is reminding Highland Lakes residents that though Llano River flows have decreased since early Tuesday, Oct. 16, flood operations are still underway throughout the chain of lakes. (more…)

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

UPDATE: Llano water system back to 100 percent

UPDATE: Llano water system back to 100 percent

17 October 2018

UPDATE OCT. 18: The city of Llano is reporting that its water system is back to 100 percent. The city is not nor has it been under a boil water notice. PREVIOUS INFORMATION: From the city of Llano: The city of Llano is still under water conservation protocol. Bottled water is available at Llano Junior […]

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Posted in Flood October 2018, Llano, News By Town

Horseshoe Bay officials: Water is safe but be conservative

Horseshoe Bay officials: Water is safe but be conservative

17 October 2018

From the city of Horseshoe Bay: Floodwaters have begun to recede, and the city of Horseshoe Bay’s water intakes are now functional with limited pump capacity. The city is working to install an alternative pumping system that should be functional by Friday morning and provide 100 percent capacity. Residents may return to normal household usage; […]

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

Volunteers were preparing to feed lunch to people at the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls flood shelter. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS: Where to drop off donations or volunteer in Marble Falls area

17 October 2018

OCT. 18: INFORMATION BELOW HAS BEEN UPDATED. STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO People can always count on Highland Lakes residents to pitch in when times are tough, and the recent destructive flooding is one of those times. (more…)

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

Flooding on the Llano River in Llano. Courtesy photo by Lakay Oestreich

Llano Chamber of Commerce accepting monetary donations for flood victims

17 October 2018

The Llano Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the Llano County Office of Emergency Management, is accepting monetary donations for Llano County flood victims. These funds will go toward recovery efforts for those in Llano County affected by the flooding. Donations may be mailed or brought to the Llano Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce, […]

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

Marble Falls and Kingsland issue boil water notices for residents

17 October 2018

The Kingsland Water Supply Corp. and the city of Marble Falls have issued boil water notices for residents. In Kingsland, bottled water is available at First Baptist Church, 3435 RR 1431. The following notice received Oct. 17 is from the Marble Falls Police Department Communications Division: Due to conditions that indicate the potability of the drinking […]

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

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