Lake Austin Boating Ban Still in Effect
Boaters warned to stay off portions of lake all week.
By Lee Nichols,
10:48AM, Tue. Jun. 26, 2007
Press release from city of Austin:
Boating ban in effect again for portion of Lake Austin
Due to Lower Colorado River Authority flood gate operations at Tom Miller Dam, City of Austin officials have extended a boating ban for a portion of Lake Austin near the dam. The ban [began on Monday, June 25] and continues through noon Friday, June 29, 2007.
The no boating area extends from downstream of Oyster Landing boat docks to Tom Miller Dam and includes commercial and navigational boating, and all recreational use.
Recent rains have necessitated a partial release from the dam creating swift waters and unsafe conditions.
Watercraft illegally operated on waters in the Watercraft Ban Area may be impounded.
Persons should contact the City of Austin Parks Police Headquarters at 974-7707 during business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday to receive written authorization to secure property in the Flood Ban Area. Proof of ownership or occupancy is required.
For current flood ban information visit the City of Austin’s Emergency Conditions website at www.cityofaustin.org/emergency.