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More Dam Facts
Even if the rain stops soon, river levels could stay high for weeks.
"...they'll have to keep opening floodgates across the Colorado dam system well into July. The river is still below..."

June 29, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Fusebox Festival: Rosalyn Nasky’s Potential
What the hell are these dancers doing with Mansfield Dam?
"...This performance doesn’t take place on top of Mansfield Dam, please note...."

April 12, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Fusebox Festival 2017
This year's model of the annual hybrid arts showcase features revolutionaries, robots, and dam dancing, oh my!
"...• Potential uses Mansfield Dam as a setting to look at the possibilities..."

April 7, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Candidate From Brown & Root
As Halliburton CEO, Dick Cheney and his employer made millions on government projects.
"...Herman Brown's huge bet on the Mansfield Dam just keeps paying off. It made Brown a..."

Aug. 25, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

'A Proprietary Love'
High-strung, hot-tempered Tom Miller made self-interest -- and his feuds with LBJ -- into Austin history.
"...council's first act was to fire unpopular City Manager Adam Johnson, who -- like the city charter intended, then..."

July 4, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Sorry, No Boating for You This Weekend
City bans boating on portions of Town Lake and Lake Austin through Monday
"...continued Lower Colorado River Authority flood gate operations at Mansfield Dam and Tom Miller Dam, City of Austin officials..."

June 22, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Lake Latest: Floodgate Closed
Now the floodgates are closed, will the city re-open the lakes for the weekend?
"...River Authority has finally closed the last floodgate on Mansfield Dam on Lake Travis. With the lake now at..."

July 19, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...clear here: There is no known "terrorist threat" to Mansfield Dam or other Austin landmarks. A Pakistani national was..."

Aug. 13, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

day trips
"...Buchanan Dam is one of the marvels of human ingenuity not..."

May 23, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Diving for Pearls
How mystery writer Rick Riordan went looking for authenticity
" I heard about the Lake from them. When Mansfield Dam was built, and they flooded the area, you..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Books Feature by Roger Gathman

Nightmare Scenarios for Austin's Possible End
Some of the ways that our beloved town could become no more
"...well as coordinate safe food and drinking water supplies. Dam Break!..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Rain, Rain, Go Away
More rain means more floodgates opening on Lake Austin.
"...Damp isn't the word for it. The consistent rain showers..."

June 26, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Floating Tubes Hit NIMBY Rapids
City looks for ways to regulate Colorado River
"...issues surrounding sudden discharge of water from the Longhorn Dam are disingenuous. While it's true that the dam is..."

Aug. 9, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Time to Grab your Life Preservers
The last of the boating restrictions on the local lakes may be lifted Monday.
"...Austin, Town Lake and the Colorado River below Longhorn dam have reopened. However, for safety reasons, there's still a..."

July 22, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Surf and Turf, Travis-Style
Lakeside dining 2002: by boat or by car, bring your appetite
"...Big Dave's Dam Saloon and Restaurant1113 N. RR 620, 266-2279..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

The Worst Is Yet to Come
Austin's Emergency Operations Center
"...we've asked LCRA for a study and evaluation on dam safety," he notes. "One question I have is: If..."

April 28, 1995 News Feature

The Marshall Ford Swing Band
"...The Marshall Ford Swing BandIt's About Dam Time..."

March 19, 2010 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

You're Never Going Boating Ever Again
Watercraft ban on Austin waterways extended yet again, to Friday.
"...Town Lake and the Colorado River below the Longhorn Dam through noon Friday, July 6, 2007. The extended ban..."

July 3, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Boating Ban Expands
Restrictions now include all of Lake Austin, Town Lake, and the Colorado River below the Longhorn Dam.
"...Town Lake and the Colorado River below the Longhorn Dam through noon Friday, June 29. The expanded ban is..."

June 27, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Opinion: History Says Now Is the Time to Invest in Transit
Transformative projects like the San Antonio Riverwalk and UT Tower were forged during troubled times
"...Ground was broken on both Mansfield Dam and Tom Miller Dam in 1938, at the..."

June 26, 2020 Column by Chito Vela

Rising Tides on Town Lake
Soggy times ahead as LCRA opens the floodgates.
"...the LCRA will be releasing water through the Buchanan Dam at Lake Buchanan and Mansfield Dam at Lake Travis..."

June 20, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

You Deserve an Escape This Year, to Lakeway Resort & Spa
Because you don’t have to run yourself ragged 24/7/365
"’re trying to escape. Just a little jaunt past Mansfield Dam, in other words, winding your way through well-paved..."

Jan. 7, 2022 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Public Notice: Schools and Environment
Big Saturday events for education and environment
"...noted Austin's growing economic segregation, and declared it our "fundamental moral and ethical responsibility" to fix this. But will..."

April 17, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Shelters Open to Receive Evacuees From Central Texas Fires
Stay informed about fires in the Greater Austin area
"...brush fire in Steiner Ranch near Highway 620 and Mansfield Dam. All Steiner Ranch residents must follow mandatory evacuation,..."

Sept. 4, 2011 News Post by Anne Harris

'Chronicle' 2011 Lake Food: Trailers
Cupcakes take over Lakeway; citizens rejoice
"...Sandy's is the grande dame of Lakeway roadside eateries, having been there for many..."

July 1, 2011 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Marshall Styler
"..."Morning Hyde Park," "Ballerina on the Bridge," and "Walking Mansfield Dam" lies in their peaceful and unobtrusive nature, music..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Get Yer Boat On
Lake Travis open, Lake Austin to stay closed for rest of week.
"...around Graveyard Point. There's still two floodgates open at Mansfield dam, which means the City of Austin won't be..."

July 17, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...none of which has anything to do with terrorism. Mansfield Dam still stands...."

Aug. 27, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postcards From the Terrorists!
Be alert! People are taking pictures!
"...included the Governor's Mansion, the Frost Bank Tower, the Mansfield Dam, the Yellow Rose, and the County Line. Asked..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
The Enviro From KBR
"...and maintenance contractor, KBR -- the company that built Mansfield Dam and the ill-starred South Texas Project nuclear plant..."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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