LCRA has temporarily lowered Inks Lake and Lake LBJ to assist in continued recovery from the October 2018 floods. The drawdowns also provide property owners an opportunity to remove debris, dredge, and maintain or repair docks, retaining walls and other infrastructure.
The drawdown began Jan. 2. The refills of both lakes will occur at a rate of 1-2 feet a day from Monday, Feb. 24, through Friday, Feb. 28.
LCRA lowered Inks Lake about 8 feet, from its normal operating range of 886.9 to 887.7 feet above mean sea level (feet msl) to a lowered range of 879 to 879.5 feet msl.
LCRA lowered Lake LBJ about 4 feet, from its normal operating range of 824.4 to 825 feet msl to a range of 820.2 to 820.8 feet msl. LCRA cannot lower Lake LBJ more than 4 feet without risking interfering with operations at the Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant.
Residents and property owners who want to perform dredging, remove debris or work on existing retaining walls during the drawdown must register their project with LCRA.
- Lakewide permit for Inks Lake
- Permit notice for Inks Lake
- Lakewide permit for Lake LBJ
- Permit notice for Lake LBJ
- Army Corps of Engineers permit
- Maintenance activities fact sheet