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?
37%
Lakes Travis and Buchanan are our region’s water supply reservoirs and currently hold about 739,838 acre-feet of water.

 

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 Boat Ramp Information

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Arkansas Bend
Closed
 
Bob Wentz at Windy Point
Closed
 
Buchanan Dam Park
Closed
 
Camp Creek Rec. Area
Closed
 
Cedar Point Rec. Area
Closed
 
Cypress Creek
Closed
 
Gloster Bend Rec. Area
Closed
 
Granite Beach Rec. Area
Open
 
Inks Lake State Park
Open
 
Johnson Park
Open
 
Jones Brothers Park
Closed
 
Lakeside Park
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Llano County Park
Closed
 
Mansfield Dam
Closed
 
Narrows Rec. Area
Closed
 
Pace Bend - Collier Cove
Closed
 
Pace Bend - Tatum Cove
Closed
 
Sandy Creek
Closed
 
White Bluff Park
Closed
 
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Domestic use program helps conserve water during historic drought

 

LCRA water customers, including domestic use customers, are now on a maximum once-a-week watering schedule because of the severe drought. Domestic use customers have contracts with LCRA to buy water from the Highland Lakes for personal purposes, such as watering lawns or washing clothes.

LCRA's Water Resource Management team helps make customers aware of the new schedule, and of possible surcharges for those who water on the wrong days. Read more.

General Manager Phil Wilson provides monthly update to Board

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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 comment@lcra.org.

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.

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 Rivers and Lakes

LakeLevelMo.Avg
Buchanan988.411012.07
Inks887.22887.51
LBJ824.65824.18
Marble Falls736.36736.81
Travis626.55669.99
Austin491.87492.2
 

 5 Day Weather Forecast

Central Texas
Wednesday88°F / 64°F - Mostly Sunny, Breezy
Thursday87°F / 64°F - 20% Chance Rain/T-Storm
Friday88°F / 68°F - Mostly Sunny
Saturday89°F / 69°F - Mostly Sunny
Sunday93°F / 65°F - 20% Chance Rain/T-Storm
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Last Updated: April 23, 2014