Did you know that river flows and storm runoff originating upstream of Lake Buchanan can take two days or more to reach Mansfield Dam? When the Lower Colorado River Authority releases waters from Buchanan Dam the water may take up to 9 hours to make the roughly 100-mile trip to Mansfield Dam. When water is released at Mansfield Dam, because the terrain is less steep along the 318 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico, the water can take about six days to reach Bay City just before entering the Gulf.
After the most recent flooding that took place on Lake LBJ and in the Texas Hill Country many residents and property owners are quick to push blame on the LCRA. The Highland Lakes System was designed for two main objectives: 1) flood control and 2) to generate power. What many people do not realize is that when dealing with mother nature things are not as easy, predictable or quickly altered and there are so many moving parts when it comes to dealing with flood waters. Making last minute changes or compensating for historical rainfall can be quite the daunting task. I applaud the hard working men and women of the LCRA for doing their best to keep us safe!
If you, or someone you know, is interested in purchasing Lake LBJ real estate or would like more information on the Highland Lakes Region give me a call at (512) 786-1515