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LCRA opens floodgate at Tom Miller Dam

Levels in the Colorado River and tributaries continue to be elevated from rainwater runoff.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Sunday, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) said it planned to release water at two dams following widespread flooding across the Central Texas region on Friday.

The LCRA announced plans to release waters from Mansfield and Tom Miller dams. That includes releases from hydroelectric generation units at Mansfield Dam, and releases from hydroelectric generation and a partial floodgate opening at Tom Miller Dam. 

It said the levels in the Colorado River and tributaries continue to be elevated from rainwater runoff.

LCRA is releasing storm runoff through hydroelectric generation at Buchanan, Inks, Wirtz, Mansfield and Starcke dams.

RELATED: Two floodgates opened at Longhorn Dam in East Austin after recent flooding

Controlled releases at Lake Bastrop will gradually lower the lake on Monday.

By Tuesday, the only floodgate operation that was still underway along the Highland Lakes was the partially open gate at Tom Miller Dam. With more rain in the forecast, that could change.

More information can be found on the LCRA website.

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