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Lake Travis - Austin TX - Two Year Drought is Over

Lake Travis Austin TX is currently ABOVE its average lake level!!  Austin TX, along with Central Texas Hill Country as a whole, has been in a two year drought.  Lake Travis sustained at the beginning, but the Summer of 2009 was hard.  By early September, this is what Lake Travis looked like at my family's cove.  Absolutely NO water, as levels were around 625 feet!

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It is just a few months later, and as of this past weekend, Lake Travis is now over 670 feet!!  And the better news?  It's raining today, and will rain most of the week!!  This will bring Lake Travis up even further to help ensure lake levels will be perfect for AquaPalooza 2010 on Lake Travis.


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Comment balloon 13 commentsDonna Harris • February 08 2010 01:46PM


What great news - the drought is over!  Nothing better than seeing the lakes fill up again after watching them drop!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) about 9 years ago

Hi Donna.  Sent this post to my brother in Austin.

He is always giving me water level updates.:)


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) about 9 years ago


Now you can start enjoying the family cove again, have fun.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Donna ---- I know you are so pleased to have the water up in Lake Travis -- it can really be hard on property values.

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) about 9 years ago

Donna - That is great news.  We experience a bad drought here in Raleigh a couple of years ago (we are fine now) but I always wondered why don't they get earth movers to scoop the dry lake beds deeper to hold more water when the rains do come back.  Maybe it's an environmental thing or is the cost too great?

Posted by Nevin Williams, Senior Mortgage Advisor (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) about 9 years ago

Great news! see dryed up lakes really makes me sad, here is Florida its the same thing however with this winter we are having, lots of rain is hitting our lakes, this is good news. 

Posted by Jesse Vasquez, "APPROVED” (Graystone Mortgage LLC) about 9 years ago

Hey, Donna. That is great news! We too have had our fair share of the wet stuff. Thanks and take care, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Thats good news. I would have assumed we were back to normal (or above) with all this rain we receiving lately. Its sad how dry it was though.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 9 years ago

We have had a decent share of rain this year also!  It will probably take a decade for Lake Mead to reach levels that we were at a decade ago.  The lake was up to the spillways when I moved here back in '97 and has slowly depleted itself from drought conditions over at least a half of a decade (plus growth!)  Oh yes, and we have to water California and Arizona's desert crops too - not kidding!

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) about 9 years ago

Hi Donna,

My sister is outside of Austin and my Mother went there this year to enjoy the warm weather for the winter months and they said she brought the cold wet weather with her.  Seems weird because my sister is always bragging about how warm it is in Texas.

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) about 9 years ago

Hello Donna - we have been blessed with lots of rain lately.  It's good to see that the lake is back.

Posted by Andy Chaudoir, Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas (Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas) about 9 years ago

Donna most would never believe this however so very true with picture.  Guess see you in Dallas for A/R camp !

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Posted by ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team (Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals ) about 9 years ago

WOW, Something was definitely wrong as I was never notified of all your comments.  Thanks so much!

It did finally stop raining when I was out of town earlier this week, but it's supposed to rain again tomorrow.  I just hope it rains enough to give us green grass since the yards have been blah for a couple of years now!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 9 years ago