Register your kids for summer fun at McKinney Roughs Nature Camp



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.

How full are the lakes?
Lakes Travis and Buchanan are our region’s water supply reservoirs and currently hold about 741,672 acre-feet of water.


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Drought Update | Inflow Totals | Save Water | Lake Travis Forecast | Lake Buchanan Forecast
Current conditions in the lower Colorado River basin
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to the drought
Aerials of Lake Travis
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Watch a video about how the Highland Lakes dams work

 Boat Ramp Information

Status at a Glance
Arkansas Bend
Bob Wentz at Windy Point
Buchanan Dam Park
Camp Creek Rec. Area
Cedar Point Rec. Area
Cypress Creek
Gloster Bend Rec. Area
Granite Beach Rec. Area
Inks Lake State Park
Johnson Park
Jones Brothers Park
Lakeside Park
Llano County Park
Mansfield Dam
Narrows Rec. Area
Pace Bend - Collier Cove
Pace Bend - Tatum Cove
Sandy Creek
White Bluff Park
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General Manager Phil Wilson provides monthly update to Board

During his monthly report to the LCRA Board of Directors on April 16, LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson reported that LCRA received two safety awards at this year's Southwest Electric Safety Exchange conference, including an Award of Merit for one million safe-worker hours with no time lost due to injury at the Fayett​e Power Project.

​​Wilson also told directors the severe ​drought in this region continues, and inflows to the Highland Lakes for the first three months of 2014 were the lowest of any year since the 1950s. A public dialogue about potential changes to LCRA’s water rates continues, and Wilson encouraged everyone to read about the rates and email their comments to

2013 Water Use Summary now available

​​​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.

New power plant nears completion


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 th​​e same site as the original Ferguson plant, which went off line last year and will be decommissioned. Read more.

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Last Updated: April 18, 2014