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LCRA investigates breach of Mansfield Dam security, Protocol shared of critical infrastructure

Lower Colorado River Authority general manager Phil Wilson explains what happened on Jan. 14 when there was a security breach at Mansfield Dam on Jan. 14. FOX 7 Image

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

A security breach at Mansfield Dam on Tuesday morning sent local law enforcement agencies into emergency mode since the local dam is critical infrastructure protected by state law and federal law under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

A Lower Colorado River Authority employee saw a man run by him shortly after he went into the dam tunnels around 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 14. 

The LCRA maintenance worker notified security officers that morning about the unauthorized man he saw. 

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Lower Colorado River Authority manages Lake Travis levels with floodgates at Mansfield Dam

Rainfall this month has pushed Lake Travis levels up 4 feet, and to manage the increased inflows and protect the area from flooding, the Lower Colorado River Authority opened two floodgates at Mansfield Dam.

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