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Phil Wilson reports on investments in LCRA’s dams
Since fiscal year 2010, LCRA has invested more than $110 million on capital projects at its dams, and LCRA plans to invest about $64 million over the next five years, General Manager Phil Wilson told LCRA’s Board of Directors on Jan. 20. The dams are critical for water supplies and flood management in the lower Colorado River basin.

LCRA protects 934 acres of Matagorda wetlands from future development
The conservation easement with the Colorado River Land Trust will ensure the permanent protection of habitat along the mid-Texas coast.

LCRA offering grants of up to $50,000 for community projects
Applications for the next round of Community Development Partnership Program grants will be available in January and must be submitted by midnight on Jan. 31.

LCRA donates $26,000 to local food banks
LCRA has donated $26,000 to more than two dozen local food banks in 22 counties throughout its service territory.

LCRA, wholesale electric customers award nearly $530,000 in community grants
Community Development Partnership Program grants helped fund 27 projects within LCRA’s wholesale electric, water and transmission service areas.

LCRA will not draw down any of the Highland Lakes in 2021
LCRA does not plan to draw down any of the pass-through lakes in the Highland Lakes chain in 2021. This applies to lakes Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls and Austin.

LCRA completes major project at Tom Miller Dam
LCRA has completed a nearly two-year project to replace each of the nine floodgates at Tom Miller Dam in Austin with new floodgates that meet today’s engineering standards. The new floodgates will help LCRA continue to operate the dam safely and reliably for generations to come.

Events at LCRA parks
See what’s happening at more than 40 parks along the lower Colorado River.