Lake Travis nearing six months in a row at or above 100% capacity


Since the torrential late-October rains that caused Lower Colorado River Authority staff to open floodgates at Mansfield Dam to prevent spillover, Lake Travis has maintained an average level above mean sea level, or msl, at or above 681 feet, which is its 100% capacity mark.

As of April 26, data from LCRA totaled Lake Travis at 681.16 msl, marking almost six months in a row that the lake has averaged 100% capacity or higher.

But this fullness streak is not the longest since Lake Travis was created in October 1942.

Navigate the charts below to explore some of the record-breaking timeframes through which Lake Travis remained at capacity.

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Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.
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