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

TPWD addresses concerns about fish, aquatic habitat after flood

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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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

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

Llano Chamber of Commerce accepting monetary donations for flood victims

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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Llano County law enforcement monitored people coming to view the flooding Llano River at the Kingsland Slab most of the morning Oct. 9. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Flooding in the Highland Lakes but little damage; more rain in the forecast this weekend

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Llano River crested at just over 24 feet late Oct. 8 in Llano but caused little damage locally. (more…)

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Heavy rains Sept. 21 near Sonora caused a rush of water downstream on the Llano River and flooding Sept. 23 at the Kingsland Slab. Even more water is expected overnight Oct. 8 after heavy rains near Junction. Photo courtesy of Phil Ort

Heavy rains again causing flooding of Llano River, fast currents on Colorado

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS More heavy rains in the western Hill Country will impact the Highland Lakes in the coming days. (more…)

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Heavy rain Sept. 21 near Sonora flowed down the Llano River, eventually causing flooding at the Slab on FM 3404 in Kingsland. Photo courtesy of Phil Ort

Heavy rain causes Llano River flooding; couple clinging to tree rescued by Kingsland VFD

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Quick, heavy rainfall Sept. 21 near Sonora caused the Llano River to reach flood stage as the water rushed downstream over the weekend. (more…)

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This photo from Aug. 8 showed how Town Lake in Llano had no overflow, forcing the city to enact Stage 5 water restrictions. After weekend rains, city officials lowered mandatory water restrictions to Stage 3. Staff photo by JoAnna Kopp

After weekend rains, Llano lowers water restrictions to Stage 3 — for now

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS LLANO — Although Llano received less than an inch of rain in the past week, city officials on Aug. 14 lowered mandatory water restrictions from Stage 5 to Stage 3. Heavy rains farther west — about 4 inches in parts of Mason County — flowed down the Llano River and into Llano’s […]

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The city of Llano on Aug. 4 announced Stage 5 water restrictions, the final step in its Drought Contingency Plan. File photo

UPDATE: Llano modifies Stage 5 restrictions to allow sprinkler system use one day per week

  UPDATE: As of Aug. 7, the city of Llano modified its Stage 5 restrictions to allow residents to irrigate with sprinkler systems or hose-end sprinklers once per week on designated watering day from 7-10 p.m. Filling or refilling of any pools and/or hot tubs is allowed in lieu of landscape irrigation. Also, water rate […]

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Preparations are underway to move the city of Llano into Stage 3 water restrictions due to dwindling in-flows on the Llano River. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: Llano enacts Stage 3 water restrictions July 10

UPDATE: As of July 10, the city of Llano has moved to Stage 3 water restrictions, triggering a series of requirements for residents as detailed in the municipality’s updated Drought Contingency Plan.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — From limits on duration of landscape irrigation to prohibition of “non-essential” water usage, Llano residents could […]

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Diminishing flows into the Llano River due to lack of rain have prompted concerns about the city’s water source for domestic use. On June 29, the dam on Town Lake in the heart of Llano appeared to be reaching a critical flow level. Courtesy Photo

Dwindling river flows prompt Llano restriction warning, alternative water source plans

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — As water flows decrease in the Llano River, city officials and a private company have launched plans in anticipation of more stringent domestic use restrictions and the need for alternative water sources for a nearby sand plant operation. The city of Llano, which is currently at stage 2 water […]

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The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed a new bridge over the Llano River in northwestern Llano County to retire the aging Schneider Slab Crossing bridge. Pictured is a popular area of the Llano River just off CR 152. Staff photo

TxDOT project to preserve history, build new Llano River bridge

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY CASTELL — Llano County residents will consider safety vs. the historical value of the Schneider Slab Crossing on the Llano River while mulling a proposal to build a new bridge nearby, officials said. (more…)

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Llano crews shut down damaged sewer line spilling into Oatman Creek

Llano crews shut down damaged sewer line spilling into Oatman Creek

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — City of Llano crews were able to shut down a damaged sewer line that was leaking domestic wastewater into Oatman Creek after heavy rainfall Aug. 7 caused flooding that apparently broke the line. (more…)

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is stocking the Llano River with rainbow trout this winter.

Winter weather brings plenty of rainbow trout in Central Texas

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Move over bass (and catfish) because rainbow trout are coming. While the largemouth bass and other warm water species rank as top angler targets most of the year, when the temperatures drop, anglers are often left wondering what to do until spring. (more…)

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One dead after attempted rescue in Llano River at Badu Park

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — One person has reportedly died June 22 after he and several others, including city workers, attempted to rescue a female victim who slid into the Llano River in Badu Park during a fishing trip. (more…)

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'Raging' Llano River 3 feet above flood level; city parks are swamped

‘Raging’ Llano River 3 feet above flood level; city parks are swamped

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO —  City officials sent a warning to residents May 29 to stay away from the river after closing two flooded parks to traffic and the Llano Municipal Golf Course because of several days of storms and flooding in the community. Rain in the city of Llano as well as […]

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The city of Llano has launched a dredging campaign on the Llano River to increase water storage capacity and eradicate water weeds such as milfoil in Town Lake, the community's sole water source. Courtesy photo

Llano contracts with company to dredge river at no cost

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO  — A large quarry and mining operation in the Highland Lakes has joined forces with the city of Llano to remove tons of sand and gravel from the Llano River at no cost to the city, officials said. On April 24, Collier Materials signed a 10-year contract to launch […]

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Llano city officials wrangle over a possible well project as the drought takes a toll on the Llano River, the sole water source for the community. File photo

Llano water well dispute derails drilling project

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Bryan Miiller remembers a time when homes along the Llano River were few and far between. “I grew up west of Llano between Llano and Mason. There used to be very few houses along the river. That’s been 40 years ago,” said Miiller, who is a Llano city […]

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Llano River cleanup is for picture-perfect views, accessibility

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — When Terry Toler set up his camera below the Texas 16 bridge spanning the Llano River, he discovered a problem. He couldn’t get a good view of the bridge through the viewfinder. (more…)

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Texas Parks and Wildlife stocking trout in Llano River for winter

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE CASTELL — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries will be stocking 2,400 rainbow trout into the Llano River near Castell on Dec. 18. The site is a recent addition to the popular winter trout program, which provides Texans a unique fishing opportunity during the winter months. The trout will be […]

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Kayaker lost for several hours on Llano River

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A kayaker who was lost for several hours March 23 along the Llano River eventually found help after spotting a remote residence outside of Castell. (more…)

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