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#10880071 - 05/29/15 07:04 AM Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low)
Scott in Flower Mound Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
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According to the Austin Statesman on 5/29, the overnight rains in the area have promoted officials to open the gates at Buchanan, even though it's still 26' low. Travis should rise some more in the coming days.

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#10880172 - 05/29/15 07:54 AM Re: Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low) [Re: Scott in Flower Mound]
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Doesn't seem right, but I guess they're trying to move the water closer to Austin where there are more people. While they can.
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#10880187 - 05/29/15 08:02 AM Re: Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low) [Re: Scott in Flower Mound]
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Agree, doesn't sound fair. With Travis less than 20 feet low, the city and state would be able to collect significantly more $$ in park/launch fees. More people will go to the restaurants with Lake Travis views and spend more money at businesses around the lake.
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#10880191 - 05/29/15 08:05 AM Re: Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low) [Re: Scott in Flower Mound]
boocat Online   content
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Registered: 07/30/12
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I dont get it, money and politics would explain I guess.

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#10880200 - 05/29/15 08:10 AM Re: Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low) [Re: Scott in Flower Mound]
mbsfish Offline
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Registered: 11/28/06
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Loc: Liberty Hill
That is an error. They have flood gates open on Lake LBJ and Marble Falls due to flooding on Llano River. This goes into lake Travis. The upper Colorado going into Buchanan has caught some good water finally and is continuing to come up.

http://www.lcra.org/Pages/default.aspx

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#10880265 - 05/29/15 08:40 AM Re: Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low) [Re: Scott in Flower Mound]
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makes much more sense


Edited by boocat (05/29/15 08:40 AM)

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#10880274 - 05/29/15 08:43 AM Re: Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low) [Re: Scott in Flower Mound]
w.ramsey Offline
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Registered: 09/03/09
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Loc: Decatur Texas USA
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Current Lake Levels at Dams and Gate Operations
*Disclaimer: Data is automatically retrieved and subject to revision.
Lake/Dam Time Head Elevation (Above Dam) Tail Elevation (Below Dam) Gate Operations/Spillway
Buchanan/Buchanan May 29 2015 8:15AM 991.89 887.07 May 29 2015 5:27AM Lake Buchanan is far below full, and no releases are planned from Buchanan Dam.
Inks/Inks May 29 2015 8:15AM 887.01 825.59 May 29 2015 3:10AM Flow over the spillway of Inks Dam is not expected at this time. (Inks Dam has a spillway, but no floodgates.)
LBJ/Wirtz May 29 2015 8:15AM 824.56 744.03 May 29 2015 6:06AM One floodgate is open at Wirtz Dam.
Marble Falls/Starcke May 29 2015 8:15AM 736.45 685.53 May 29 2015 6:28AM One floodgate is open at Starcke Dam.
Travis/Mansfield May 29 2015 8:15AM 660.27 491.92 May 29 2015 5:15AM No gate operations for flood are expected at Mansfield Dam.
Austin/Miller May 29 2015 8:15AM 492.13 428.33 May 29 2015 3:11AM No floodgates are open at Tom Miller Dam.
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#10880433 - 05/29/15 09:48 AM Re: Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low) [Re: Scott in Flower Mound]
Scott in Flower Mound Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
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Glad to hear it's coming from LBJ, and not Buchanan.

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#10880889 - 05/29/15 12:11 PM Re: Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low) [Re: boocat]
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
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Originally Posted By: boocat
I dont get it, money and politics would explain I guess.
Austin area gets a lot of special treatment. Prime example is the 71/281 interchange. There are highway interchange in populated areas that are not as nice as that one.

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#10882224 - 05/29/15 08:44 PM Re: Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low) [Re: Scott in Flower Mound]
phototex Offline
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Registered: 02/13/14
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Interesting, since Buchanan flows into Inks, which flows into Buchanan. Is LBJ getting its water from the Llano River?


Edited by phototex (05/30/15 07:53 AM)
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#10882503 - 05/29/15 10:27 PM Re: Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low) [Re: Scott in Flower Mound]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4176
Loc: somervell county
Actually the Llano River enters the Colorado River just upstream from LBJ so yes it directly feeds LBJ. I have not heard much about the Perdernales River which dumps directly into Travis.
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#10882518 - 05/29/15 10:34 PM Re: Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low) [Re: phototex]
Kat-man-do Offline
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Registered: 07/16/01
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Loc: Round Rock, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: phototex
Interesting, since Buchanan flows into Inks, which flows into Buchanan. I LBJ getting its water from the Llano River?

The Colorado river runs into Buchanan which feeds into Inks which feeds into LBJ which feeds into Lake Marble Falls which feeds eventually into Lake Travis and on to Lake Austin, Lady Bird and down the creek to eventually the floating rigs where the tuna reside.

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#10882966 - 05/30/15 08:26 AM Re: Lake Buchanan (26' low) Opening Gates to feed Lake Travis (22' low) [Re: Scott in Flower Mound]
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Pedernales has been at flood stage several times since all this started. I drove out to dam on the LBJ ranch the last Saturday and it was really rolling. Flows directly into Travis. I would think it makes a significant contribution.

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