Austin waterway ban lifted

AUSTIN – The waterway ban for the City of Austin was lifted Tuesday morning, three days after AFD Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr instated it.

The Austin/Travis County Emergency Operations Center said on Aug. 26 that Kerr had instituted the ban, and that it would last through 6 p.m. Aug. 31. AFD said Tuesday morning that the ban was being lifted, effective at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The ban included all creeks in the City of Austin, Barton Creek, Lady Bird Lake/Town Lake, the entirety of Lake Austin and the Colorado River downstream of Longhorn Dam.

AFD added Kerr reserves the right to reinstitute the ban should conditions warrant such an action.

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