In this column, LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson explains how LCRA‘s state-approved Water Management Plan is working to protect the water supply for more than million people.
LCRA plans to lower Lake Marble Falls for about 12 weeks beginning Oct. 1 to allow for important work on Starcke Dam. During this time, lakeside property owners will be able to perform limited work on existing docks, retaining walls and other infrastructure.
In his Aug. 17 update to the LCRA Board of Directors, General Manager Phil Wilson explains why LCRA has no current plans to update the Water Management Plan earlier than scheduled. He also discusses LCRA’s continuing dedication to safety, including the innovative Be LakeWise water safety campaign.
Because of the severe drought, LCRA has determined no Highland Lakes water will be available for the second growing season for LCRA agricultural customers in lower Colorado River basin.
Through its Be LakeWise water safety campaign, LCRA is encouraging safe practices such as wearing a life jacket, watching out for hidden hazards, and never swimming or boating alone.
Applications for Community Development Partnership Program grants will be available online in July and must be submitted by midnight July 31. Most grants are for $25,000 or less, but several grants of up to $50,000 are awarded during each cycle.
The Community Development Partnership Program grants will help fund 36 community projects throughout LCRA’s wholesale electric, water and transmission service areas. Projects include new firetrucks in Lee and Tom Green counties, a new trailhead and outdoor classroom in Early, renovations to a decades-old kitchenette at the Columbus public library and a new splash pad at Lavaca Swimming Pool in Hallettsville.
See what’s happening at more than 40 parks along the lower Colorado River.