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Boaters, kayakers and standup paddleboarders will soon be able to explore a full Lake Marble Falls, as seen here in January 2018. The Lower Colorado River Authority will begin refilling the lake on March 18. Lake Marble Falls is scheduled to be filled by the end of the day on March 21. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

LCRA: Lake Marble Falls should be refilled by March 21

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority will begin refilling Lake Marble Falls on March 18, about 11 weeks after lowering of the lake began. (more…)

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The Lower Colorado River Authority announced an amended schedule for the drawdown of Lake LBJ after consultation with Highland Lakes officials. Refilling of Lake LBJ is scheduled to begin starting Feb. 24. Refilling of Lake Marble Falls remains scheduled beginning March 18. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Potential Spring Break revenue loss prompts earlier LBJ refill

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The prospect of lakes LBJ and Marble Falls remaining lowered through March 18 — after Spring Break — caused concern among businesses over lost revenue from visitors. (more…)

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Lake Marble Falls will remain about 7 feet below its normal operating range for an additional three weeks, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

LCRA extends lakes Marble Falls, LBJ lowerings three weeks

FROM STAFF REPORTS Lakes LBJ and Marble Falls will remain lowered for three additional weeks until March 18, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. (more…)

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Construction of the RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland continues night and day to complete the project by April. The Lower Colorado River Authority announced Jan. 11 that it would not lower Lake LBJ any more than 4 feet below normal to allow Texas Department of Transportation crews to continue work without hindrance. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LCRA won’t lower Lake LBJ extra foot to avoid hindering RM 2900 bridge construction

FROM STAFF REPORTS After considering lowering Lake LBJ an extra foot, the Lower Colorado River Authority announced Jan. 11 that the lake’s current level of about 4 feet below normal will be maintained for the duration of the drawdown. (more…)

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The Lower Colorado River Authority has lowered Lake LBJ nearly 4 feet for property owners to perform maintenance. Now, the LCRA has said it will attempt to lower the lake another foot in one-inch increments. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LCRA might lower Lake LBJ another foot, inch by inch

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS As expected, Lake LBJ reached its targeted level of 4 feet below normal range early Jan. 9. (more…)

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Lake Marble Falls is currently about 3 feet below its normal operating range as seen by the watermark on the retaining wall at the Lakeside Park boat ramp. The Lower Colorado River Authority has paused the lowering of lakes LBJ and Marble Falls due to recent rains. Lake Marble Falls is expected to reach its lowered level of 7 feet below normal by Jan. 12. Lake LBJ will reach its lowered level by Jan. 9, according to the LCRA. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Timetable for LCRA lake drawdowns extended due to rain

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lower Colorado River Authority extended lake lowerings by five days after recent rains prompted the partial opening of a floodgate on Tom Miller Dam. (more…)

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The Lower Colorado River Authority paused the drawdown of lakes LBJ and Marble Falls due to heavy rainfall. The city of Marble Falls has received 1.17 inches of rain since midnight Jan. 2. After the drawdowns began Dec. 30, the LCRA now predicts Lake LBJ to reach its lowered level by Jan. 6 and Lake Marble Falls by Jan. 9. Staff photo by Jared Fields

With heavy rainfall, LCRA pauses lake lowerings, opens floodgate

FROM STAFF REPORTS Heavy rainfall and full lakes forced the Lower Colorado River Authority to pause the drawdowns of lakes LBJ and Marble Falls on Jan. 2. (more…)

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Boaters enjoyed a ride around Lake Marble Falls on Dec. 27 for perhaps the final time before the Lower Colorado River Authority begins lowering lakes Marble Falls and LBJ on Dec. 30. The LCRA will begin refilling the lakes on Feb. 19. Staff photo by Jared Fields

As Walkway of Lights comes down, LCRA prepares to lower lakes Marble Falls and LBJ

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Not long after lunchtime on Dec. 27, the final sculptures from Walkway of Lights at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls were loaded onto trailers to close the 29th annual event. (more…)

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Property owners along lakes LBJ (pictured) and Marble Falls may perform work along the lakebeds without a permit during the upcoming drawdowns of the lakes beginning Dec. 30. The projects must be registered with the LCRA and a notice posted on the worksite. File photo

Marble Falls and LBJ lakeside property owners must register drawdown projects with LCRA

FROM STAFF REPORTS Property owners and residents along lakes LBJ and Marble Falls who plan to dredge, remove debris, or work on existing retaining walls during the upcoming drawdowns must register their projects with the Lower Colorado River Authority. (more…)

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Burnet County officials continue reviewing bids for debris removal from this temporary site near Granite Shoals City Hall in the wake of October’s historic flood. With an estimated 15,500 cubic yards of debris, the cost to remove the trash could cost nearly a half-million dollars. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet County approves lake debris-removal plan using portion of LCRA donation

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Burnet County commissioners approved a plan to allocate a $100,000 donation from the Lower Colorado River Authority beginning in January when the lakes are lowered. (more…)

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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

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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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

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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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

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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Marble Falls city leaders announced Dec. 5 they will expand two existing boat ramps instead of building a new one in another area of Lake Marble Falls. File photo

Marble Falls opts to expand two boat ramps as a third one closes

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City officials have chosen to expand two existing boat ramp access points instead of building a new one in light of the eventual closure of the Lakeside Park ramp due to redevelopment on Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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The Marble Falls City Council could decide the fate of the Lakeside Park boat ramp Dec. 5 at its regular meeting. File photo

Marble Falls City Council mulls Lakeside Park boat ramp’s fate

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — City leaders tasked with coming up with an alternative to the pending closure of the Lakeside Park boat ramp have detailed some options in connection with the community amenity. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders announced Dec. 5 they will expand two existing boat ramps instead of building a new one in another area of Lake Marble Falls. File photo

Marble Falls officials eye possible relocation of boat ramp

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have drafted plans to reinvent Lakeside Park — including adding a hotel/conference center — which has hastened the potential relocation of a boat ramp to another area of Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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Concept plans for a potential new conference center and hotel along Lake Marble Falls. Courtesy illustrations

Hotel developer signs Marble Falls EDC contract tied to jobs and profits

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Developers of a hotel conference center project have agreed in a contract to create several dozen jobs and pay a portion of profits to the city on land adjacent to Lake Marble Falls, officials say. (more…)

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Woman, two children escape submerged truck in Lake Marble Falls

Woman, two children escape submerged truck in Lake Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A woman and two young children safely escaped from a truck that submerged itself in Lake Marble Falls while the driver was attempting to load a boat onto a trailer, emergency crews reported. (more…)

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Invasive weeds in Lake Marble Falls threaten water intake, swimmers

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Invasive water weeds, including hydrilla and milfoil, have clogged municipal water-intake systems this summer and caused concerns about swimming and recreational activities on the Highland Lakes, officials say. (more…)

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Stand-up paddle boarding offers different view of Lake Marble Falls

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Surf’s up on Lake Marble Falls, so grab your board and get ready to have some fun. OK, it’s not exactly a breaking surf, and the board requires a paddle, but if you’re looking for a change of pace, give stand-up paddle boarding a try. (more…)

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Body of 58-year-old man pulled from Lake Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of a man pulled from Lake Marble Falls just off the 400 block of Los Escondidos Drive on Nov. 11. The identity of the man has not been released by the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Almost 800 fish killed in second U.S. 281 bridge blast, TPWD reports

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The April 5 blast that demolished the remaining two piers of the old U.S. 281 bridge might have gone largely unnoticed above water. But below the surface of Lake Marble Falls, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reported 798 fish killed as a result of the explosion. […]

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Visit Lake Marble Falls — a lot of fun in a small package

Though it is the smallest lake in the upper Highland Lakes chain, Lake Marble Falls packs a lot of fun into its 611 acres. The biggest selling point of the little lake is that while water levels fluctuate on the two largest lakes, Buchanan and Travis, Lake Marble Falls remains mostly steady at 737 feet […]

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Bring your home to the hills in an RV

Recreational vehicles allow people to experience the Highland Lakes at their own pace and with their own place. Whether you plan to stay a few days or several months, RVs offer lots of flexibility and many of the comforts of home. (more…)

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