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7/16/2014 12:28:00 PM
Statesman
As Lake Travis’ waters remain low, boaters may find it difficult to get their boats in the water without paying a fee. All of the public no-cost boat ramps on Lake Travis are currently closed because the lake level is too low to utilize any of them safely…

7/16/2014 11:27:00 AM
Yahoo Finance
Luxury Home Magazine and The Reserve at Lake Travis were excited to announce the 2015 Luxury Home Tour builders last night at the W Austin Hotel. These prestigious builders will be designing $1 million+ homes to showcase next summer at the Reserve, with…

7/16/2014 9:56:00 AM
The Huffington Post
And these 10... well, they're the wildest America has to offer. More: The World's 10 Best Nude Beaches Credit: Flickr User MarkScottAustinTX Lake Travis -- Texas Drop Anchor: Devil's Cove (or Hollow depending on who you ask) never fails to deliver a den of…

7/15/2014 10:03:00 PM
Statesman
The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce won second-place honors in the category of marketing campaigns at the recent Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Excellence Awards in College Station. The Chamber earned the honors for its SpringFest marketing…

7/14/2014 10:01:00 AM
Statesman
Divers continue to search for a swimmer who did not resurface after jumping Sunday from the rocks at a marina along Lake Travis, according to the Travis County sheriff’s office. Roger Wade, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said divers resumed…

7/14/2014 5:50:00 AM
The Texas Tribune
Low levels on the second reservoir, Lake Travis, have caused some Central Texas cities to spend millions of dollars extending their pipes further into the lake to take in needed municipal water supplies. Other towns have had to truck in water. There’s…

7/13/2014 7:30:00 PM
KEYE TV
Austin/Travis County EMS searched for a person missing in Lake Travis Sunday evening. According to ATCEMS, a call was received around 6:30 p.m. about a male in his 20's who was with a group of friends swimming near the VIP Marina on Lake Travis and became…

7/12/2014 6:20:00 PM
Examiner
This spectacular oasis situated on a bluff overlooking Cypress Creek, has 32 springs on the property, two of which feed the manmade pool and the natural pool which flows into Lake Travis. The waters stay at about 70-degrees year round and features huge…

7/11/2014 5:44:00 PM
The Street
Featuring a 15,173-square-foot main residence and a 2,000-square-foot guest home, this Mediterranean estate built by award-winning Katz Builders, Inc. is set in the ideal location for the central Texas golf or water sports aficionado. No less than seven…

7/4/2014 4:56:00 PM
KVUE
AUSTIN -- From jet skis, to speedboats, to those party boats... You can tell it's Fourth of July weekend on Lake Travis, and that's making boat rental businesses very happy. "Super optimistic. I think we'll have everything rented out every day," said John…

7/3/2014 12:35:00 PM
KXAN
LAKE TRAVIS (KXAN)– The last public boat ramp on Lake Travis has closed just as a holiday weekend approaches. The new Tournament Point boat ramp at Pace Bend Park was designed for low lake levels and opened in early June 2014. As long as Lake Travis…

6/27/2014 8:54:00 PM
KVUE
TRAVIS COUNTY -- The only open public boat ramp on Lake Travis is getting lots of use after opening just two weeks ago. Tournament Point in Pace Bend Park was named this because historically it's an area on Lake Travis where Bass fishermen used to hold…

6/23/2014 3:48:00 PM
KXAN
A new plant started pumping water to Spicewood Beach this past weekend. The small community near Lake Travis lost its water supply when its well went dry. Now, Spicewood Beach no longer needs the water trucks that supplied the town…

6/15/2014 4:05:00 PM
KXAN
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Low lake levels in central Texas have caused some boat ramps to close. However, a new, public launch point just opened on Lake Travis at Pace Bend Park. Boaters better use it while they can, though. Travis County Parks officials say…

6/13/2014 8:52:00 PM
KVUE
AUSTIN -- Thursday's severe storms blanketing much of the Austin-area while spawning tornadoes left a trail of destruction, especially in Burnet County. RELATED: Strong wind, lightning causes damage across Central Texas The Ashworth family, who lives on FM…

6/13/2014 8:09:00 AM
KXAN
Lakeway (KXAN)- More storm damage is being found as daylight hits. The Point Venture Marina in Lake Travis was torn out of the torn by high winds. There has been no word whether boats have been damaged or not. KXAN went by the area Friday morning but was…

6/10/2014 10:03:00 PM
Statesman
Pet portraitist Jack Reed will show his artwork at the Lake Travis Community Library in the month of June. An artist’s reception and demonstration will be held on June 14 starting at 1:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Reed has been involved in the…

6/10/2014 9:09:00 PM
Salon
Each year in February, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), a state regulatory agency, makes a decision on whether to release water from the Lake Buchanan and Lake Travis reservoirs. Below Austin, along 150 miles of the Colorado, the river supports…

6/10/2014 9:00:00 AM
Hill Country News
With lake levels nearing an all-time low, the Lower Colorado River Authority will discuss the possibility of a rate increase to firm customers to make up from water not being sold to agricultural customers as a result of drought condition restrictions…

6/2/2014 4:50:00 PM
The Street
Located on the shores of Lake Travis in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the full-service resort offers CMP and DMP packages as well as on-site audio-visual capabilities and support. Corporate groups also enjoy the resort's diverse team building…

5/30/2014 2:43:00 AM
KEYE TV
Now people in Austin are trying to get both! The boating, waterskiing and swimming are big sources of fun at Lake Travis. However, Lake Travis' big problem, or should we say, shrinking problem is no secret. "Now people are taking seriously the possibility…

5/29/2014 10:36:00 PM
KHOU
Lake Travis is up 2½ feet and Lake Buchanan has risen 1½ feet over the past few days. Officials expect the lakes that provide water to Austin and numerous area communities to rise another foot as streams and rivers dump the runoff from as much as 7…

5/29/2014 9:47:00 PM
Natural News
More than two-thirds of the state suffers from moderate to severe drought conditions. Lake Travis provides water for more than 1 million people throughout the Austin area. Officials with the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) say prolonged drought is…

5/29/2014 4:26:00 PM
Breathe Cast
Since the rainfall, Lake Travis is up 2 1/2 feet and Lake Buchanan is up 1 1/2 feet, according to the Associated Press. Both bodies of water remain way below their average levels but the sudden rain has people in Austin believing that God can do that also…

5/28/2014 9:26:00 PM
State Impact
Other businesses can't stay afloat in this small, tourist driven economy. Duich points high above the stream of Lake Travis to show where the water have dropped from in recent years. Tony Castillo, like many residents here, has resigned himself to a…

5/28/2014 8:56:00 PM
University Chronicle
Premier Inflatables® and FunFlicks® Outdoor Movies announce the launch of Splashfest, June 14, at Windy Point Park on Lake Travis, in Austin, Texas. Splashfest is an all-day, family-friendly event, featuring wild fun on several giant inflatable water…

5/28/2014 4:07:00 PM
KEYE TV
The lake levels at Lake Travis are more than 50 feet below normal. Rose says we would need 20 inches of consecutive rainfall just to reach normal water levels. "Drought conditions will probably get worse before they get better," Rose said. Collins says…

5/28/2014 2:36:00 PM
KXAN
AUSTIN (KXAN) – One week ago, the level of Lake Travis stood at 625.00 feet above sea level – more than 45 feet below the monthly average. Wednesday morning, Lake Travis is up a full 2.31 feet thanks to these latest rounds of heavy rain. Just a couple…

5/27/2014 10:19:00 AM
State Impact
As the shores receded during the Texas drought, businesses dried up and water quality declined. If you take a trip out to Lake Travis, you’ll notice the most popular shorebird these days is the vulture (with the lake 46 feet below where it should be…

5/26/2014 7:11:00 AM
Your Houston News
With the destructive invasive species having spread to Lake Belton, conservation officials and water-supply agencies are very concerned that zebra mussels could expand their range throughout the state, including Lake Travis and the other Highland Lakes…

5/24/2014 4:32:00 AM
KVUE
AUSTIN -- It's not hard to see why homeowners in the Highlands Ranch Estates choose to live across from Mansfield Dam. "That lake when it's full. I mean that is the view! That's the whole draw of being here," said Mike Smith who has lived in his home since…

5/23/2014 4:45:00 PM
KVUE
AUSTIN -- It's not hard to see why homeowners in the Highlands Ranch Estates choose to live across from Mansfield Dam. "That lake when it's full. I mean that is the view! That's the whole draw of being here," said Mike Smith who has lived in his home since…

5/22/2014 7:27:00 PM
My FOX Austin
Lake Travis is not looking good these days. You don't have to tell Pastor Will Davis Jr. twice. "I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and I've never seen Lake Travis this low. Or this low this long. I've seen it low and come back up, it does this…

5/22/2014 2:14:00 PM
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth 5
The wildlife commission responded by expanding the draining regulation to additional counties. Officials fear the zebra mussels could get into Lake Travis and the other Highland Lakes of Central Texas. "So far we haven't seen any evidence of zebra mussels…

5/22/2014 8:34:00 AM
Statesman
Lake Travis mountain bikers raced to their second straight Texas High School Mountain Bike League state championship at the Tangle in Troy Race on May 4 in Troy. The race was the last as part of the five-race season in the league, which is scored…

5/21/2014 6:32:00 PM
USA Today
Take in this spectacle with your lover at The Oasis, a rambling, waterfront bar with decks overlooking Lake Travis. This is Austin's most storied spot to bid the sun adieu, Margarita in hand. When the sun disappears into the horizon, the sky glows with a…

5/21/2014 4:02:00 PM
My FOX Austin
The city is deferring all permits for new pools unless applicants can prove they will fill the pool with water from a source other than Lake Travis. Pool companies say when it comes to conservation, pools are a drop in the bucket. "The thing that’s so…

5/21/2014 11:41:00 AM
Community Impact Newspaper
The village of Volente depends on Lake Travis for water and the tourism it brings to local restaurants and marinas. Although low lake levels persist, some business owners say they are adapting to lower profits and staying hopeful for the future…

5/19/2014 2:28:00 AM
KXAN
Lake Travis is a perfect example. As of Monday morning it sits at 625 feet – that’s down about 56 feet. This water is used not only for drinking and agriculture, but is also part of a bigger ecosystem. So the big question being tackled at this summit…

5/18/2014 5:00:00 PM
The Texas Tribune
Gulf Coast rice farmers who have gone three years without water supplies from Central Texas' Highland Lakes could be in store for many more dry years, even if the current drought conditions improve. In the midst of an increasingly tense battle between…


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