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October 17, 2018 - 2:17 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Lake Travis is continuing to rise, as a historic flooding event continues to build across the Highland Lakes chain. Lower Colorado River Authority General Manager Phil Wilson says the lake is forecast to rise to a level somewhere between 705 and 710 feet by Friday, possibly even...
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Dreamstime
October 17, 2018 - 10:15 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A Travis County Sheriff's deputy is safe after getting stuck in a low water crossing Wednesday morning. Officials say the incident happened around 7:30 a.m. in the 24600 block of Ranch Road 1431 near Cow Creek. The deputy was investigating a report that someone had moved the...
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October 17, 2018 - 8:50 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Lake Travis has risen nearly 40 feet in the last week, as inflows from the Hill Country continue to pour into the Highland Lakes. The lake was at 696.75 feet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, putting the lake into major flood stage and at its sixth-highest level ever recorded. It's...
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Amanda Voisard/Austin American-Statesman via AP
October 16, 2018 - 7:02 pm
LLANO, Texas (AP) — A body was found in a rain-swollen lake in Central Texas after fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues Tuesday following days of heavy rains. Video shows the bridge crumbling as it was overrun by the...
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News file/Sipa USA
October 16, 2018 - 6:51 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a state disaster declaration for 18 Texas counties impacted by flooding rains. "Texas is taking immediate action to respond to the threat of recent severe weather and flooding across the state," said Gov. Abbott. "We have made available all...
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October 16, 2018 - 4:57 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Lake Travis is now at its "full" mark, as the Highland Lakes continue to pass through flood waters from ongoing rains over Llano and the northwestern Hill Country. The lake is considered full at 681 feet, and any additional inflows go into the flood pool. The spillway at Mansfield...
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October 16, 2018 - 11:24 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- With widespread flooding occuring in the Highland Lakes and in the Hill Country, LCRA officials say floodgate operations will begin at Mansfield and Tom Miller Dams at noon Tuesday. Officials say four gates are expected to be opened through the course of the afternoon at Mansfield...
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October 16, 2018 - 9:19 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Heavy rains have prompted City of Austin officials to close both Barton Springs Pool and the Barton Creek Greenbelt Tuesday morning. Barton Springs Pool typically closes after heavy rainfall events. Officials say Deep Eddy Pool will open Wednesday morning at 6 am to accommodate...
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Texas Department of Transportation
October 16, 2018 - 9:10 am
AUSITN (KJCE) -- Heavy rains over the western Hill Country in the past 48 hours have set up near-record flooding on the Llano River, forecasters say. The Llano River at Llano crested at 39.96 feet just after 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, just shy of its all-time record of 41.5 feet set back in 1935. It's...
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October 13, 2018 - 10:58 am
LEANDER (KJCE) -- An early morning auto-pedestrian crash in Leander is now being investigated as a homicide case, officials say. According to a preliminary investigation, two men believed to be related in some way were having some kind of dispute early Saturday morning at a residence in the 4300...
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