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Name:   Lake Levels The author of this post is registered as a member - Email Member
Subject:   Why so low?
Date:   5/16/2012 11:04:51 AM

All of you will have to forgive me for the questions I have here...I am new to Austin. I live near Lake Travis and it concerns me that the lake is as low as it is. It is my understanding that all of our lakes(Lady Bird, Lake Austin, Lake Travis, and Lake LBJ) are all fed and controlled by the Colorado river. I also know that every lake, except Lake Travis are "constant level" lakes. It makes sense that, since the lakes are fed by an active river, the CRA can maintain levels.
Here is the question: Why can we not fill up Lake Travis? I would think that letting more water in from the top of LBJ, while letting out the same amount from the bottom of LBJ would allow water to flow down to Lake Travis. If we can keep three of our four major lakes at a constant level, it would seem we could help out one lake that is 40 feet below normal levels. Does anyone know why this doesn't happen?
Other messages in this thread:View Entire Thread
Why so low? - Lake Levels - 5/16/2012 11:04:51 AM
     Why so low? - The Knight - 6/8/2014 2:08:55 PM
     Why so low? - The Knight - 2/3/2015 4:59:14 PM

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