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Plummeting Lake Travis

All our triple digit days means the big lake in the Highlands chain is dropping 1.5 to 2 feet a week now, according to the LCRA:

1) 614.18′ set in August of 1951
2) 615.02′ set in November of 1963
3) 636.58′ set in October of 1984
4) 640.08′ set on July 13, 2009 639.53 set on July 17, 2009 (and falling)
5) 640.24′ set in October of 2000

But, as you can see, there’s still a long ways to go before it’s hitting real record territory. Some slight fauna and flora relief is in sight for the weekend, but probably nothing meaningful for the lake.

Via KVUE’s Mark Murray.