Lake Travis Water Level Continues to Rise

By on Mar 30
Lake Travis Water Level Graph

Lake Travis is 40.3 feet below the full pool of 681.00 feet.

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Good things come to those who wait.” Well we’ve all waited for a long time and Austin custom homes are finally getting the rain they need for their yards to become lush and GREEN! More importantly, not that your perfectly manicured lawn isn’t important to us, Lake Travis is now up 14ft since January 24th! Austin has received 5.38” of rain so far in March bring the total rainfall for the year to 13.12”. That’s nearly twice the average amount rainfall we see by this point this year.

If we continue to get monthly rain total like we had in March, the Lake will be filled back to capacity by June 30th. In the storm system that came through last week, the Lake rose 7ft in only four days. All we need are six more storms like that to come through and the Lake will be ready to go by summertime. On average May and June have the most rainfall. Back in 2007, between March 26th and April 1st, Lake Travis rose an astounding 12ft. Also, 2007 was the last time the lake rose 14ft within the first three months of the year. Hopefully this year’s trend continues to be reminiscent of 2007. Frankly, we are tired of seeing “Sometimes Island”. We think that the lake will fill up by June 30th, but maybe we’re looking at the glass half full.

You can continue to monitor the Lake Travis water level at http://travis.uslakes.info/Level.asp. The graph feature on the right side of the page is pretty cool to play with. Now that you’ve heard the prediction from your Austin luxury home builder, now what is your estimation of when Lake Travis will be completely filled up again? Leave us a comment to let us know!

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