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Much needed rain fell across central Texas on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to help area lakes out. Businesses on Lake Travis say they're having to make adjustments as water levels continue to drop to near record lows.

Pete Clark, owner of Just for Fun Water Craft Rentals, says he's had to cut back staff and the amount of boats he rents out because fewer people are coming to the lake for recreation.

"We're still staying busy, but it's all relative. if we had 30 more feet of water in the lake, it would be twice as busy," said Clark.

LCRA reports indicate Lake Travis is nearly 43' below normal elevation levels as of Sunday. Clark says in 26 years, he'd never predicted he would see levels like they are now.

Clark says while the lake is low, there's still plenty of water for recreation. He just urges that lake goers take precautions as the receding waters have revealed objects such as stumps and sand bars.

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