The six-week drawdown of lakes Austin and LBJ has concluded.
The drawdowns began Jan. 2 and concluded Feb. 13.
LCRA temporarily lowered lakes LBJ and Austin to allow property owners to perform needed dock repairs and other maintenance, and to help thwart the growth of nuisance aquatic vegetation. Lake LBJ was lowered about 4 feet, and Lake Austin was drawn down about 10 feet.
LCRA lowered the lakes as a service to customers and lakeside property owners. Drawdowns give property owners an opportunity to repair and maintain docks, retaining walls and other shoreline property, as well as to dredge, remove debris and perform other maintenance work. The drawdowns also assist in aquatic vegetation management by exposing plants such as hydrilla and Eurasian watermilfoil to cool, dry winter weather that severely damages the plants by exposing them to air, killing off the leaves and stems.