Refill of Lake Marble Falls set to begin Monday, Jan. 16
All equipment should be out of the lakebed by this weekend
Jan. 11, 2023
BURNET COUNTY, Texas – The Lower Colorado River Authority plans to begin refilling Lake Marble Falls on Monday, Jan. 16. The lake has been lowered for more than three months to allow for work on the intake structure at Starcke Dam. The refill is expected to conclude by Thursday, Jan. 19.
Lakeside property owners who are performing work on their docks, retaining walls and other structures should finish their work and have all equipment out of the lakebed by Sunday, Jan. 15.
LCRA lowered Lake Marble Falls about 7 feet in October. The refill originally was scheduled to begin in late December but was postponed several weeks because the work at the dam took longer than expected.
The lake will be refilled with a combination of water released from Lake Buchanan that is sent downstream through Inks Lake and Lake LBJ, and water flowing into the Colorado River from tributaries into or upstream of Lake Marble Falls. The refill could cause Lake Buchanan to fall a maximum of a couple of inches.
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 lcra.org.