Sandy Creek remains big mess for months

Sandy Creek remains big mess for months

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On September 14, 2011, storms dumped eight inches of rain, causing flash flooding along the sandy creek portion of Lake Travis in Jonestown.

Several private docks and boats were damaged along with a commercial marina.

Nearly four months ago, residents made an attempt to clean up what they could, but today debris remains scattered beyond the banks of sandy creek.

"There was a lot of damage that occurred, said Jim Richardson, with Lower Colorado River Authority.

LCRA is trying to put together a collaborative effort between the residents of Jonestown and the city itself to try to clean up remaining mess by summer.

"We try to work with the owner of the structures the best we can to get things cleaned up and our goal is to get things back to the original condition before the summer recreational season starts up," Richardson said.

Home owners are contact with LCRA in fear the debris could cause damage to their property, such as boats.

"We work with the marina owner to make sure that the structures that are still in place out there are well anchored and they did go out there and replace some additional anchors," Richardson said.

Ultimately property owners are responsible for their docks. LCRA and the City of Jonestown both have regulations in place, but so far neither has set a time limit for the mess to be cleaned up.

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