LCRA postpones refill of Lake Marble Falls

Lake drawdown now set to end by early February

Dec. 9, 2022

BURNET COUNTY, Texas – The Lower Colorado River Authority is postponing the scheduled refill of Lake Marble Falls for several weeks to allow for continued work on the intake structure at Starcke Dam.

The refill, which originally was scheduled to begin Dec. 26, now is expected to begin by early February.

“The work on the intake structure at the dam is taking longer than originally expected, so we need to keep the lake drawn down a few more weeks,” said John Hofmann, LCRA executive vice president of Water. “The work is important to help ensure the hydroelectric generators at the dam continue to operate efficiently and reliably. As soon as we get the work complete, we’ll provide an exact date for when the refill will start.”

The lake was lowered about 7 feet in October.

Lakeside property owners who are performing work on their docks, retaining walls and other structures should plan to finish their work by Jan. 15, as the refill could potentially begin earlier than February.

About LCRA
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to fulfilling our mission to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 and receives no state appropriations. For more information, visit

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