The lakes in Central Texas are doing what they were designed to do. Holding back flood water to prevent major flooding. Even as the rain begins to clear, water flowing from watersheds upstream will cause some lake levels to rise over the next several days. As of Saturday morning, here are the latest numbers for the lakes.
Stillhouse Hollow Lake:
Some key facts to keep in mind about some of the lakes. For Lake Waco, it is fed by the Bosque River and releases into the Brazos River. Lake Whitney is fed by the Brazos River and releases into the same river. Lake Belton is fed and releases into the Leon River. Stillhouse Hollow is fed by the Lampasas River and ends up joining the Leon River and Little River.
Until the flooding in southeast Texas, especially on the Brazos River, improves, our lakes will remain full since they cannot release any water. Over time, the Corps of Engineers will calculate how much water can be release to minimize flooding down stream. The hope is to have parks open for July 4th weekend but some areas could remain closed longer.
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