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Nov 15th, 2010 at 10:00am
 
It sounds like Lake Austin will be lowered around Jan. 3, 2011.
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Re: Lowering of Lake Austin
Reply #1 - Nov 15th, 2010 at 6:31pm
 
yep time to kill some hydrilla.
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Reply #2 - Nov 16th, 2010 at 7:45am
 
I don't think they did it last year and you could really tell.   

IMO, it needs to be done every year and not every other year.

My kids hate the stuff and it can be a bitch if you get caught up in the stuff (swimming and prop wise).   I once threw a prop hub on a Michigan Wheel and I thought I had lost my outdrive.
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Reply #3 - Nov 16th, 2010 at 8:24am
 
Ouch, that's got to be a nasty feeling.

Do the homeowners complain about it lowering?
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Re: Lowering of Lake Austin
Reply #4 - Nov 17th, 2010 at 3:04pm
 
Captain YARRR wrote on Nov 16th, 2010 at 8:24am:
Ouch, that's got to be a nasty feeling.

Do the homeowners complain about it lowering?


Actually I think they prefer to have it lowered every year.   It gives them an opportunity to do dock and bulkhead work, remove debris as well as kill the hydrilla.

Once the lake is lowered, all you need is one overnight freeze and it will make a big difference the following summer.   What sucks is when they lower the lake for 2-3 weeks and we have pretty weather the entire time.   Need the freeze to really do some hydrilla damage.
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Reply #5 - Dec 18th, 2010 at 9:39am
 
Our coverage will be limited on Lake Austin during the draw down, resuming Feb 13th.  Meanwhile, come by the Austin Boat Show and sign up for $59 annual membership covering Lakes Austin, Travis, LBJ.  Boat Show visitor's and Boat Forum members only on this deal.  See you there

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Reply #6 - Jan 3rd, 2011 at 3:42pm
 
Just got done with some jobs on the lake and spoke to the officials. They say it has dropped a foot and estimate a 3/4 foot drop per day. All the ramps are padlocked. The Walsh Landing Ramp was already a pain to use.
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Reply #7 - Jan 4th, 2011 at 8:29am
 
It looks like we'll be getting some nice cold weather Smiley
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