Lake Travis & Buchanan Waterfront Properties See Increase in Water Levels

Significantly good news for Waterfront property owners this week. Whether you are looking to sell, or simply ready to use your waterfront property, we have had an exceptional week. Lake Travis is up 7 full feet, and Lake Buchanan is up a foot and half. Lake Buchanan is only 24 feet below full capacity. Lake Travis is now at 639.46 feet, which is 41.54 feet below full level. The boat ramp at Mansfield Dam is now usable, and with approximately 15 more feet of water in Lake Travis, most boat ramps will become usable. For property owners on Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan, this is the beginning of the end of the drought. The Highland Lakes are almost 50% full at this time. The new measures regarding water management are beginning to take shape.

Over the last twelve months we have seen only a downward drop in lake levels and a reduction in volume since April 2011. However, the current lake level, 639.46 feet, is well above the projections made by the LCRA on February 28, 2012.

Lake Buchanan and Lake Travis Level Chart

ReservoirLevel When FullCurrent LevelVolume When FullCurrent Volume% Full
Lake Buchanan1,020.00995.93876,000431,00049
Lake Travis681.00639.461,135,000533,00047
Combined Reservoir Totaln/an/a2,011,000964,00048

Check back for continued updates on Lake Travis and Buchanan conditions, as well as other local and regional matters which affect the real estate market. Steve Broyles, Real Estate Broker represents buyers and sellers of Lake Travis waterfront properties and can be contacted directly at 512-917-4298.

About Shannon Ensor

Shannon Ensor is a Broker Associate with Sky Realty, the founder of our team and a published author. She began her Austin Real Estate career in 2005 and has earned her ABR and GRI designations. Shannon helps residential real estate buyers and sellers all around Austin and Central Texas. Shannon graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University, earning her degree in Journalism/Public Relations from ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in Business Advertising & Marketing.

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