AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - July 4 holiday plans could be affected with
few public boat ramps on popular Lake Travis open due to
increasingly low water levels.
The Lower Colorado River Authority in Austin says Lake Travis
water levels now drop nearly 2 feet a week. A Jonestown boat ramp
site remains open.
LCRA spokeswoman Krista Umscheid-Ramirez says in the next week
that boat ramp likely will be unusable as well.
News 8 Austin reports that would leave Mansfield Dam Park the
only public launch point for the entire lake leading up to the July
4 holiday weekend.
The LCRA, on its Web site Wednesday, listed the lake level at
about 25 feet below the historic June average. The authority says
extreme to exceptional drought conditions remain.