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Lake Travis is Full


It could be a busy Spring and Summer on Lake Travis.

For the first time in two years, the LCRA says that the lake is 100 percent full.

Now, Lake Travis looks much more like a Lake than it did last year during the long drought.

In October the lake reached it's lowest point in more than a decade when it was only 39 percent full.

Six-and-a-half months later and after some much needed rain, it's back to 100 percent.

Inch by inch, the rains of an El Nino Winter added up -- but having a full resevoir carries problems of its own.

With no place for the water to collect, the LCRA says Central Texas isnow at risk for flooding.

"We are very thankful for the El Nino rains that got the lake this full, but it does bring up the point that we're just a storm or tow away from flood conditions so people do need to be ready," said Clara Tuma with the LCRA. "In Central Texas you always need to keep your eye on the sky and watch for those flash floods."

The last time Lake Travis was this full was back in March of 2008 but that was because LCRA opened the floodgates from Lake LBJ.

In September of 2007 was the last time there was a naturally full Lake Travis.

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