In Lake Travis, near the 620 Mansfield Dam area, when it doesn't rain for a while, the lake levels drop, and "Sometimes Island" appears in the middle of the main body. Yes, the name is a common sense thing. There is an island "sometimes" as it's usually covered.
According to the news station I watch for weather, since October 2010, we're over 25 inches low on average rain fall. Yes, we're in a drought here in Austin TX. Here's a picture of Lake Travis back in April 2011 that I took from the Oasis Restaurant. No Island...
Here is a picture from the American Statesman, where they tell the story.
You can actually walk across Lake Travis to Sometimes Island right now. This is the first time since the 1960's that the water has gotten this low. I might take my kids out there just to say we did it, so we have the story in 50 years if the water never gets this low again.
Sunday's Lake Travis level was at 626.44 feet. The current record is 614.18 feet. With so many weather records set in Austin TX this year, I rather not break another one. Let's all do the Rain Dance!
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* Lake Travis - Sometimes Island - Walking Across the Water * was first published on donnahomesblog.com.