Know Your Watering Days issued by City of Highland Haven and LCRA

 

The City of Highland Haven and LCRA Lawn Watering is listed above. 

This applies to residents using lake water, well water or City water.

Visit lcra.org/domesticuse for more information about using water directly from the Highland Lakes.  If you need a new intake pipe sticker or have questions about your LCRA water contract call 800-776-5272, ext. 1535.


Know Your Watering Days

The City of Highland Haven and LCRA Lawn Watering is listed above. This applies to residents using lake water, well water or City water.


LCRA, TxDOT Partner to Improve River Conditions Near RM 2900 Bridge Construction

LCRA, TxDOT PARTNER TO IMPROVE RIVER CONDITIONS NEAR RM 2900 BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

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Lake LBJ refill to begin Sunday, Feb. 24;

TxDOT preparing to remove additional bridge debris

BURNET AND LLANO COUNTIES, Texas – The Lower Colorado River Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation are coordinating efforts to clean up debris from the RM 2900 bridge that washed away along the Llano River arm of Lake LBJ during historic flooding in October.

LCRA will refill Lake LBJ from Sunday, Feb. 24, through Wednesday, Feb. 27, after lowering the lake in December to provide property owners an opportunity to remove debris and make repairs. After the lake is back within its normal operating range, TxDOT will begin assessing and removing debris from the bridge along the shoreline and other locations where pieces of the old bridge structure can be spotted under water.

“Getting the Kingsland community back to normal is a top priority for both TxDOT and LCRA,” said Terry McCoy, TxDOT Austin district engineer. “That includes rebuilding the bridge and removing debris from the old bridge. Without the scheduled refill of Lake LBJ on Feb. 24, we could not begin to remove debris along the shoreline. Our barges and cranes need the additional water to operate. We appreciate the partnership and assistance of LCRA.”

After Lake LBJ is back within its normal operating range, an interim boat lane will be established near the 2900 bridge construction to allow local boat traffic to navigate under the new bridge and through the construction zone. A no-wake zone near the bridge has been expanded and will be enforced.

Boaters are encouraged to avoid the area, as work continues to complete the RM 2900 bridge and reopen it to traffic by the end of April. During this time, boaters should take extra caution when moving through the Llano River arm of Lake LBJ, as both divers and debris could be in the water.

LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson said LCRA is pleased to partner with TxDOT to help facilitate the removal of bridge debris from the river.

“This bridge is a vital component of transportation infrastructure for the Hill Country, and we are glad we can help TxDOT make the new bridge a reality as quickly and safely as possible,” Wilson said.

About LCRA

The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean,

reliable water supply; and offering access to nature at more than 40 parks, recreation areas and river access sites along the Texas Colorado River, from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to enhancing the lives of Texans through water stewardship, energy and community services. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934. For more information, visit lcra.org .

About TxDOT

The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state. Through collaboration and leadership, we deliver a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of people and goods. Find out more at txdot.gov.

Media contacts

For LCRA: Clara Tuma 512-578-3292

[email protected]

For TxDOT: Diann Hodges 512-832-7027

[email protected]


LCRA Announces Public Safety Actions For Lake LBJ – 2/14/2019

Feb. 14, 2019

LCRA ANNOUNCES PUBLIC SAFETY ACTIONS FOR LAKE LBJ

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LLANO AND BURNET COUNTIES, Texas – The Lower Colorado River Authority on Thursday announced several significant actions to further enhance public safety on Lake LBJ following historic flooding last October.

The actions LCRA is implementing include:

 Following the refill of the lake Feb. 24-27, LCRA crews will assess conditions and mark or, where possible, remove navigational hazards in the main body of the lake. Debris on the shoreline and on private property continues to be the responsibility of the property owner.

 LCRA will designate the entire lake a nighttime no-wake zone following the refill of the lake. By law, “nighttime” is defined as from 30 minutes after sundown to 30 minutes before sunrise. Violation of the no-wake requirement is a Class C misdemeanor. The nighttime no-wake speed limit will be in force until further notice.

 LCRA will mark the river channel through Lake LBJ with buoys from the confluence of the Llano and Colorado rivers downstream to Wirtz Dam, a distance of about 12 miles. The markers will include solar-powered lights to guide boaters at night.

 LCRA will post signs at public boat ramps alerting visitors to use extreme caution on the lake. LCRA also will offer free warning signs to marinas and local property owners associations with boat ramps.

 Effective immediately, the public may report unmarked hazards to [email protected]. The report should include a detailed description of the object and the location, and a photo, if possible. LCRA’s Water Surface Management team will investigate all reports and take appropriate action to address corroborated hazards.

 LCRA will remove abandoned flood-damaged docks from the lake.

“We are taking these actions to further enhance public safety,” said Phil Wilson, LCRA general manager. “Anyone on the lake should use caution and their best judgment. This flood fundamentally altered the look, feel and topography of the Colorado River through the Highland Lakes. This is the nature of life on the river and is part of the river’s natural cycle.”

Lakes LBJ and Marble Falls are currently drawn down to allow property owners an opportunity to clean up debris and repair docks and other property damaged during last October’s flooding. The refill of Lake LBJ is scheduled to begin Sunday, Feb. 24, and conclude by the end of the day Wednesday, Feb. 27. The refill of Lake Marble Falls is scheduled to begin Monday, March 18, and conclude by the end of the day Thursday, March 21.

About LCRA

The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering access to nature at more than 40 parks, recreation areas and river access sites along the Texas Colorado River, from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to enhancing the lives of Texans through water stewardship, energy and community services. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934. For more information, visit lcra.org.

Media contact:

Clara Tuma 512-578-3292

[email protected]


Community Potluck – February 19, 2019

Join us Tuesday, February 19th for Potluck. This is one week earlier than normal! See you at 6:00 for fellowship and 6:30 for dinner.


LCRA is extending the drawdown of lakes LBJ and Marble Falls through March 18th.

LCRA has lowered Lake LBJ about 4 feet and Lake Marble Falls about 7 feet to assist lakeside property owners in recovering from recent historic flooding along the Colorado and Llano rivers. The drawdowns began on Dec. 30.

LCRA today announced it is extending the drawdown an additional three weeks. The refill now is scheduled to begin Monday, March 18, and conclude Friday, March 22.

Please keep in mind that unforeseen circumstances such as floods or power emergencies could prompt LCRA to change or cancel the scheduled drawdown. Equipment and tools should not be left in the lake unattended and should be removed from the lakebed when not in use.

Visit lcra.org/lakelowerings for more information, including the lakewide permits, permit notices and FAQs. If you have any questions, please call LCRA Water Quality Protection at 512-578-2324 or email Ask LCRA


LCRA Operations Report 2018 December 10 – plans are still in place to lower Lake LBJ Dec. 30 – Feb.23

 

Last Update: Dec 10 2018 7:58AM

The River Operations Report provides information about LCRA’s daily water supply operations. Subscribe to receive the River Operations Report by email.

LCRA will lower lakes LBJ and Marble Falls for about eight weeks in early 2019.  Read more.

LCRA’s operation of the Highland Lakes is governed by the 2015 Water Management Plan. Read more about LCRA’s operation of the Highland Lakes.

LCRA posts information about flood operations in the Flood Operations Report when conditions warrant.

Data presented on this web page includes provisional data obtained by LCRA for the use of its professional staff. This data is retrieved and displayed automatically, and is subject to revision.