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Burnet County Judge James Oakley

Burnet County requests LCRA again lower Lake LBJ

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON At the request of residents, Burnet County commissioners are sending a letter to the Lower Colorado River Authority asking the agency to consider lowering Lake LBJ again this coming winter, if conditions allow for it. Burnet County Judge James Oakley pointed out that the county can only make the request; the decision […]

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Lake LBJ in Kingsland

Lake LBJ at 1431 bridge to close for wastewater line work

Lake LBJ boaters and watercraft enthusiasts will have to steer clear of the RR 1431 bridge area on August 14 while utility crews replace a wastewater line. The Lower Colorado River Authority is closing the upper portion of Lake LBJ to boat traffic at the bridge to allow the Kingsland Municipal Utility District to work. […]

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Zebra mussels found in Lake LBJ

Zebra mussels found in Lake LBJ; Marble Falls probably next

FROM STAFF REPORTS More bad news for the Highland Lakes as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Lower Colorado River Authority confirmed that invasive zebra mussels have been found in Lake LBJ. The species was previously discovered in Lake Travis. “It is disheartening to see zebra mussels spreading higher up the chain of […]

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LCRA grant to Granite Shoals

LCRA grant may help Granite Shoals residents save at the tap

With a $6,050 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority, the city of Granite Shoals can add a customer portal to its smart meter system to help customers more easily monitor their real-time water use. The city matched the grant with a contribution of $6,050. Granite Shoals will add the new portal to its advanced […]

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LCRA adding solar power for wholesale electricity customers

LCRA adding solar power for wholesale electricity customers

The Lower Colorado River Authority is turning to the biggest energy source in the solar system to augment its electricity generation portfolio. The LCRA announced July 11 it has signed a contract to add 141 megawatts of solar power to its lineup. Under the contract, the LCRA will purchase the renewable energy from a solar […]

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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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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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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

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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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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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

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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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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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

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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PHOTOS: Inks Lake drawdown changes landscape

PHOTOS: Inks Lake drawdown changes landscape

  Inks Lake State Park has a new look courtesy of a Lower Colorado River Authority drawdown. The LCRA lowered the lake in early January by about 8 feet to allow for maintenance, debris removal, and repair work for residents and businesses on Inks Lake. The drawdown is only temporary, so Inks Lake State Park […]

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The Vanishing Texas River Cruise headed back up the Colorado River above Lake Buchanan last fall and this spring, thanks to rainfall raising lake levels after drought that lasted almost seven years. Despite the current lake levels at Lake Buchanan and Lake Travis being near full, Lower Colorado River Authority officials are still keeping an eye on the levels. They are hosting an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Lake View Hall in Black Rock Park, 3400 RR 261 in Buchanan Dam. During the event the staff will answer questions from people about the current health of the area lakes. Go to lcra.org for more information. File photo by Daniel Clifton

LCRA open house discussing Highland Lakes’ health

Despite the current lake levels at Lake Buchanan and Lake Travis being near full, Lower Colorado River Authority officials are still keeping an eye on the levels. They are hosting an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Lake View Hall in Black Rock Park, 3400 RR 261 […]

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LCRA board OKs water plan changes, new downstream reservoir

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority began the process of changing the Water Management Plan in 2012, but on Sept. 17, the board finally approved the amendments, sending the measure to the next level. (more…)

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LCRA hosting meeting to discuss proposed water rates

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Lower Colorado River Authority is hosting a meeting March 31 at Lakeside Pavilion to discuss proposed new raw water rates. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. LCRA staff will be available one on one to discuss the proposed rates and other water-related […]

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Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay launch tighter restrictions, fines for water waste

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Municipalities have implemented more stringent water conservation measures detailing use guidelines and waste penalties which could leave customers and cities paying more even as water usage decreases, officials say. Persistent drought conditions and recent limits placed on downstream agricultural customers hastened the move towards tighter water use […]

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Drought not eased by 3-7 inches of rain in Highland Lakes, according to LCRA

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — A reported 3 to 7 inches of rain since Monday have replenished some stock ponds and ushered in humid conditions but failed to ease drought conditions, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. “It hasn’t done too much for our lakes in the larger sense. It’s a maybe […]

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LCRA board gives ‘go ahead’ for lower basin reservoir to relieve drain on Highland Lakes

AUSTIN — The Highland Lakes could get some relief in the future from downstream water demands if the Lower Colorado River Authority gets a new reservoir built. (more…)

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