Lake Austin

July 03, 2019 - 8:14 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Austin Police are reminding Lake Austin users about the annual ban on personal watercraft for the July 4 holiday. The ban prohibits the use and operation of personal watercraft, wet bikes, motorized surfboards and similar devices on Lake Austin and will be in effect from...
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Dreamstime
February 02, 2019 - 8:36 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A woman's body was recovered from a submerged vehicle Saturday morning in Lake Austin, officials said. Austin-Travis County EMS, Austin Fire, and Travis County emergency crews responded to the 1700 block of South Quinlan Park Road just before 8 a.m. Saturday morning. A man...
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Austin Fire Department
November 28, 2018 - 9:04 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A man's body was recovered from Lake Austin after driving off of a boat ramp, officials said. Officials say the incident happened near Loop 360's Pennybacker Bridge, just before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle drive down a boat ramp and into the lake...
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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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Dreamstime
October 10, 2018 - 2:33 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Travis County officials confirmed Wednesday that the body found in Lake Austin earlier this week is that of a 25-year old Minneapolis man who was in town for the Austin City Limits music festival. Christopher Jay White was last seen on October 6 at a residence in the 3225 block of...
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Dreamstime
October 08, 2018 - 2:18 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Officials are investigating a body found in Lake Austin Monday afternoon, just southwest of Loop 360 and the Pennybacker Bridge along Rivercrest Drive. Crews reported the discovery from the 3600 block of Rivercrest around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, after a 9-1-1 caller reported...
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August 16, 2018 - 2:14 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Tom Miller Dam in Central Austin will see an extensive renovation and replacement of its nine floodgates, officials announced Thursday. The Lower Colorado River Authority, which operates and maintains the dam that creates Lake Austin, says the $9.9 million project is expected to...
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August 17, 2017 - 2:46 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Zebra mussels have spread to Lake Austin, officials with Texas Parks & Wildlife announced Thursday morning. Lake Austin is the third Central Texas reservoir where zebra mussels have been found this year, and the second in the Colorado River basin. After a single zebra mussel...
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June 28, 2017 - 7:05 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) - Austin Police want to remind you that personal watercraft are banned from Lake Austin for the July 4 holiday. The ban goes into effect at sunset on Monday, July 3, and runs until sunrise on Wednesday, July 5. The ban covers the use and operation of personal watercraft, jet skis, wet...
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June 27, 2017 - 2:41 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) - In addition to their regular focus on driving under the influence, Austin Police and other law enforcemnet agencies will conduct Operation Dry Water this weekend - a national weekend of Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) detection and enforcement. The initiative focuses on reducing the...
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