This report provides the latest information when LCRA conducts flood operations, and is updated when conditions warrant. Flood operations at the Highland Lakes dams are not anticipated at this time.
A large system of showers and thunderstorms brought widespread, soaking rains to the Colorado River basin on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Heavier rains over Fayette and Colorado counties caused increased flow in Cummins Creek and the Colorado River at La Grange and Columbus. The Colorado River at Wharton and the San Bernard River at East Bernard have exceeded Bank Full stage, but are expected to remain below Flood stage.
LCRA is passing storm runoff safely through lakes Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls, Travis and Austin using hydroelectric generation as needed. No water has been released from Lake Buchanan, and no releases are planned at this time.
See the Central Texas 5-Day Forecast for the latest weather updates from LCRA meteorologist, Bob Rose.
See the River Report for current information about LCRA's daily water supply operations and long-range forecasts for lakes Buchanan and Travis.
When flash flooding occurs, avoid unnecessary travel. If you must travel, don't drive into flooded roadways. Remember "Turn around, don't drown."
Unscheduled releases from the Highland Lakes dams may occur suddenly and unexpectedly at any time due to emergency hydroelectric generation or other reasons. The public should exercise caution and avoid being in the water near the dams at all times.