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Jason Childers
LATEST UPDATE FROM LCRA ON COLORADO RIVER AND DAM OPERATIONS, AS OF 2 PM TODAY:

LCRA is planning to increase flood operations along the Highland Lakes Thursday afternoon to move storm runoff
downstream.

- LCRA will open one floodgate at Mansfield Dam at 6 p.m.

- LCRA will partially open one floodgate in the 14-gate section of Buchanan Dam at 6 p.m.

- LCRA will partially open a second floodgate at Tom Miller Dam at 7 p.m.

- Water will begin to flow over the spillway at Inks Dam, which does not have any floodgates, overnight.

In addition to the floodgate operations, LCRA will continue to move water downstream through hydroelectric generation at
Buchanan, Inks, Wirtz, Starcke, Mansfield and Tom Miller dams. At this time, LCRA does not plan to open floodgates at
Starcke or Wirtz dams, but that could change with additional rain.

LCRA projects that Lake Travis will remain about 685 feet msl, four feet into the lake’s flood pool, overnight.

Effective at 5 p.m. today, LCRA is closing a portion of north Lake Travis to nighttime recreational boating because of a
large flood debris field. The affected area is an 11-mile portion of Lake Travis from mile marker 31 upstream to Starcke
Dam, and a nine-mile area of the Pedernales River from the confluence with the Colorado River to the Highway 71 bridge.
While daytime boating is not restricted, boaters are advised to use extra caution.

LCRA is closely monitoring the weather and inflows to the Highland Lakes, and is ready to open additional floodgates at
dams along the lakes, if necessary.

The basin is saturated, and rain is in the forecast through the weekend. Conditions can change rapidly, and everyone
should stay alert to local conditions and be ready to take action to stay safe.