Lake Austin


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LCRA to open Mansfield Dam floodgates; AFD closes lakes

Date: 5/30/2016 8:11:00 PM

"At the request of LCRA and the City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM), the Fire Chief has decided that EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY we are closing Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake, and the Colorado River downstream of Longhorn Dam

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Dozens rescued as Texas floodwaters rise


Date: 5/30/2016 3:15:00 PM

The Austin Fire Department said on its Facebook page Monday that Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake, and the Colorado River downstream of Longhorn Dam are closed to boaters until Wednesday because of flow from Mansfield Dam floodgates opened by the Lower

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EMS: Man in his 20s injured by propeller on Lake Austin


Date: 5/30/2016 12:40:00 AM

Travis County emergency responders said recreational boaters should pay extra attention to their surroundings after a second person was hit by a motorboat propeller this weekend. A man in his 20s was taken to the hospital with serious injuries not expected

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APD patrolling lakes for Memorial Day weeked


Date: 5/28/2016 9:26:00 PM

“This is one of our party coves,” said Kreger as he searched for violations. For the past two years, Kreger has has patrolled Lake Austin. In that time, he’s seen his share of reckless boating and he says when Memorial Day weekend rolls

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LCRA to open floodgate Sunday; Austin bans boats near dam all weekend


Date: 5/28/2016 6:54:00 PM

The Lower Colorado River Authority on Sunday will partially open a floodgate at Tom Miller Dam in response to recent heavy rains upstream, but the water release has prompted the city of Austin to ban boating on portions of Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake

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• River: Colorado River (Texas)
• Surface Area: 1,830 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 75 feet
Lake Austin is located on the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. The reservoir was formed in 1939 by the construction of Tom Miller Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority. Lake Austin is one of the seven Highland Lakes created by the Lower Colorado River Authority. It is used for electrical power generation, flood control, and recreation. Lake Austin has been stocked with several species of fish including largemouth bass, catfish, and sunfish, making it a popular fishing destination.


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