Levels in Texas' Highland Lakes Falling, LCRA Warns

The Lower Colorado River Authority, the water supplier for Austin and other Central Texas cities, held a press conference today updating falling lake levels, miniscule inflows and record drought in the Highland Lakes area. Its message: brace yourself. 

Texas is experiencing its driest nine months in history, and LCRA officials don't see much change in the coming months. However, they say this stretch is not (yet) as bad as the "drought of record," a benchmark still held by the devastating 10-year stretch from 1947 to 1957.

Becky Motal, the LCRA's new general manager,  said both Lake Buchanan and ...

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