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Fri
28
Feb

PEC announces base electricity rate reduction

Special to The Highlander

Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s (PEC) Board of Directors approved a rate reduction that will save PEC members over $6 million a year.

The rate decrease, which goes into effect June 1, reflects a reduction in the cost of power from PEC’s primary suppliers, including the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA).

Fri
21
Feb

LCRA announces water releases at Starcke Dam in March

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Water rushes through just one of the 10 floodgates on Max Starke Dam below Lake Marble Falls. LCRA announced they will be releasing water through partially opened floodgates in March while conducting maintenance.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) will begin making routine water releases at Max Starcke Dam in Marble Falls next month, the agency announced this week.

Wed
12
Feb

TCEQ approves Buchanan, Travis water management plan

Special to The Highlander

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has approved an updated Water Management Plan that governs how the Lower Colorado River Authority manages lakes Buchanan and Travis.

Fri
31
Jan

Missing boater found in Lake Travis

Contributed/LCRA
The body of a Buda man, reported as a missing boater, was found in the water in Lake Travis near the Grelle Recreation Area (pictured here) in Burnet County.

 

 

 

From staff reports

Texas Parks and Wildlife has identified a missing boater found in Lake Travis Jan. 29 near the Grelle Recreation area.

Dispatchers notified game wardens around 11 a.m. of the report and launched a 24-hour search for the person identified as 53-year-old Tommy Eady of Buda.

The search effort included “multiple boats, side-scan sonar and an unmanned aircraft system, along with a K9 unit.

Tue
21
Jan

Watchdog encourages conservation to ease water woes

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

Jo Karr Tedder had a message for Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp. (LBCC) members Wednesday, Jan. 15, and it probably wasn’t a message most of them wanted to hear.

Tedder is president and founder of the Central Texas Water Coalition, a volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is “to promote responsible water management policies, equitable pricing and greater conservation by all.”

Fri
13
Dec

Lake Marble Falls infested with zebra mussels

Contributed/Texas Parks and Wildlife
TP&W added Lake Marble Falls to the statewide list of lakes infected with zebra mussels, an invasive species. Pictured here is a view from the east bank of the waterway, adjacent to U.S. 281.

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has added Lake Marble Falls and Granger Lake to the statewide list of lakes infested with invasive zebra mussels after discovering established, reproducing populations in the lakes this fall.

Fri
13
Dec

Water watchdog criticizes LCRA's reservoir delay

Contributed/LCRA
CTWC raised concerns about the delay in use of a new reservoir in the lower Colorado River basin which is touted as decreasing the volume of water passed through from the Highland Lakes. Pictured is a view just downstream of flood gates open at Buchanan Dam.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A seepage issue has delayed the use of a newly-built reservoir downstream on the Colorado River, raising concerns by the Central Texas Water Coalition about the impact on water customers in the upper Highland Lakes region.

Tue
10
Dec

Llano County tables pollution monitor wells plan in Kingsland

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

Llano County commissioners tabled a request to drill monitor wells on a potential pollution site in Kingsland, expressing concerns over whether the wells might spread the pollution, and whether the county had authority to allow drilling on land it doesn’t own. …

Fri
06
Dec

Granite Shoals leaves lake debris disposal to residents

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The city of Granite Shoals rejected consideration for bulk dumpsters and roadside debris pick up for residents during the drawdown of Lake LBJ scheduled for early 2020 due to costly past experiences.

City Manager Jeff Looney made the announcement at the regular council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 following the Lower Colorado River Authority's decision to lower Lake LBJ and Inks Lake for a period of eight weeks – Jan. 2 to Feb. 28, 2020 – upon request by officials and property owners. …

Thu
05
Dec

Burnet County seeking engineer for new bridge crossing

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Burnet County is putting out an enhanced request for qualifications (RFQ) for an engineering firm that would perform pre-construction work on a proposed bridge crossing just east of Wirtz Dam.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Later this month, Burnet County will put out an enhanced request for qualifications for the engineering component of the proposed Wirtz Dam Road bridge, which would allow traffic to go from Ranch to Market Road 1431 to RM 2147, County Judge James Oakley said.

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