Lake Travis - Austin TX - The lake is drying up. This is so sad... look at the below pictures of my In-law's cove on Lake Travis down Hudson Bend.
They bought a brand new boat this year, and it's been out of the water for 3 weeks already because it would be sitting on the bottom of the lake. The "hike" down to the lake is getting further and further away. It used to be right outside their backyard fence. Now, you can't even see the house from the "lake" as all you see is the mountain of rocks you have to climb back up.
Now, you could walk across the lake up to properties on the other side that would normally take up to 20-30 minutes to get to by car.
Lake Travis typically holds about 369 billion gallons and is 681 feet when operating at normal capacity.
The highest it's ever been is 710.4 feet on December 25, 1991. That was a rainy winter.
The lowest it's even been is 614.2 feet on Aug 14, 1951.
We need some rain to fill Lake Travis, and we need it fast if we want to be able to enjoy the rest of the Summer boating season! And I like how grass is already growing where there shouldn't be grass!
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