AUSTIN (KXAN) — Lake Travis has seen a rapid rise in the past 24 hours, due to the heavy rainfall that caused destructive flooding in parts of Central Texas.
Rain that fell in the Hill Country and north of Blanco hit the watersheds that refuel the Highland Lakes chain. As of 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Lake Travis was at 637.36′, which was Travis’ highest level since August of 2012. By 2 a.m. Sunday, Travis rose to 640.21′. Within an hour, by 3 a.m., it rose another foot and a half. Lake Travis currently stands at 645.27′, the highest level it has been since August 2011. The LCRA predicts that Lake Travis will continue to see rises this holiday weekend, as runoff occurs from saturated soils.
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