Shrinking Lake Travis
Last week Abbey and I drove out to Lake Travis to walk around Sometimes Island. Since the water is so low at Lake Travis, you can now walk from Mansfield Damn park to Sometimes Island. I was shocked at how low the lake is currently! I was curious to see how low the lake has been in the past and I found this information (found on LCRA's website).....
Current Lake Travis: 626 feet
2 years ago 648 feet
Lowest on record (records go back to 1943) in Nov: 616.98 (lowest ever was 615.29 Aug 1951)
We are currently just over 10 feet away from the record, and I have a feeling we'll beat that record. Based on the history of the lake, the low was typically for a month or two but then it started to raise back up. So let's hope that we can start raising back up soon!! We need rain, and lots of it!!
Abbey standing on rocks that are typically under water.
LOVE this picture of her! Little Miss Adventurer
One of the many boat ramps closed on Lake Travis. I believe all ramps were closed by August of this year due to the water being so low
At the end of the boat ramp... as you can see no way a truck could get down there towing a boat.
Here is a picture looking back at Mansfield Dam... and typically this part of the lake is under a lot of water and can't be seen.
There were a TON of stumps out there. I remember hearing that before the lake was damned it was an orchard, and it makes sense seeing all of the stumps out there.