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Lake Travis reaches historic levels, at 704.39 feet — it’s the fifth highest level

Water flows over the Low Water Crossing Road on Lake Austin near Mansfield Dam on Oct. 18. LESLEE BASSMAN

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

Lake Travis hit 704.39 feet above mean sea level at noontime on Saturday, Oct. 20 and by 9 p.m., it was down slightly to 704.14. At 146 percent full, Lake Travis is at a historical high — the 5th highest level on record. This is higher than July 6, 2007 when it hit 701.51 feet msl. Its highest level was 710.44 on Christmas Day 1991.

Based on current conditions, Lower Colorado River Authority now projects that Lake Travis will stabilize between 704 to 706 feet above mean sea level Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21. Continue reading