LCRA invites kids ages 5 to 15 to spend part of their summer at adventure-filled McKinney Roughs Nature Camp.
The day camp mixes nature exploration and summertime fun at beautiful McKinney Roughs Nature Park, about 20 miles east of Austin along the Colorado River. Transportation to and from Austin is provided for a small additional fee.
Campers explore acres of pine forests, box canyons and meadows and learn about native Texas animals with the help of experienced camp counselors. Older campers also enjoy raft trips along the Colorado River and swimming excursions at nearby Bastrop State Park.
LCRA invites teens ages 13 to 15 to embark on a fun journey of self-discovery and adventure during Teen Adventure Camp. Each week explores a different theme such as conservation, aquatics or wilderness survival.
Camps begin June 16.
Learn more and register online or call 512-303-5073.
About 457,000 acre-feet of water from the Highland Lakes and the lower Colorado River was used throughout the basin last year. This was the lowest water use of the last five years as the extreme drought continued. LCRA’s 2013 Water Use Summary is available and shows how water use in 2013 compares to previous years. Read more.
The new Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant near Horseshoe Bay is 94 percent complete and is scheduled to begin producing power in July. The new plant is a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle plant that is more efficient, cost-effective and reliable than traditional natural-gas fired plants. It is on the same site as the original Ferguson plant, which went off line last year and will be decommissioned. Read more.