Lake Travis to rise to 704 to 706 feet by Saturday, Lower Colorado River Authority does not plan to open more floodgates at this time (11 a.m. Friday)

Steiner Ranch Lake Club on Lake Austin flooded. Oct. 18, 2018 Photo by CHRIS STIEHL

Update from Lower Colorado River Authority

— Four floodgates remain open at Mansfield Dam. Based on current conditions, LCRA does NOT anticipate that additional floodgates will need to be opened at Mansfield Dam today. However, this is a dynamic situation and conditions could change.

—  Based on current conditions, LCRA now projects that Lake Travis will rise to between 704 and 706 feet above mean sea level today and Saturday. Those projections could change if additional rain falls in the lower Colorado River basin.

Boat ramp at Mary Quinlan Park on Lake Austin on Oct. 18, 2018. Photo by CHRIS STIEHL

—  Additional rainfall could cause LCRA to need to open up to four additional floodgates at Mansfield Dam to move floodwaters downstream. If that happens, we will alert the public and local officials immediately. Please check this page frequently for updates.

— Anyone downstream of Mansfield Dam should remain prepared for the potential that additional floodgates may be needed.

— See LCRA’s Flood Operations Report for more on current conditions on the Highland Lakes.

— Flood operations continue at Buchanan, Inks, Wirtz, Starcke, Mansfield and Tom Miller dams. Flows throughout the Highland Lakes are swift and high.

— LCRA has closed lakes Buchanan, Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls and Travis until further notice.

— Check LCRA’s Hydromet for rainfall totals, stream flow and lake levels.

Freedom Boat Club docks under water Oct. 18, 2018CHRIS STIEHL


Mary Quinlan Park boat ramp on Lake Austin Oct. 18, 2018 CHRIS STIEHL