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Drought in The Texas Hill Country
Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about the drought in the Texas Hill Country. Lake Travis was only half full, or at 50 percent capacity at the end of August 2009. The rains began to fall in September. There have been at least two or three good rains with several inches of accumulation this Fall. In addition to these rain episodes, we have had even more days of drizzle with gray clouds and a mist that hovers from sunup to sundown. The effect on the water level is beginning to show.Today is cold, gray and misty! You can tell the weather conditions from the photos. In my drive by the lake, I took new pictures to show the progress of the water levels. Since the snapshots, there has been further accumulation of wet precipitation and the results of my find make me smile! The water is flowing and Lake Travis is taking shape again. The inlets are not full, but are beginning to form pools of water, which are flowing.
To see the refilling of such a large lake is an adventure! It seems that God is once again smiling on the Texas hill country and refreshing us with bountiful water from above! To see this transition is uplifting and encouraging! Go check it out for yourself!
Lake Changes In the Texas Hill CountryClick thumbnail to view full-size
Texas Hill Country Lake Observation
It is a rainy Saturday, a great time to check out Lake Travis! Because of the continued rain we have had, the grasses and trees look healthy and green. It is obvious, as we round the corner, that the Lake situation is healing! The cool mist in the atmosphere enhances our view of the recovery process taking place! The Lake levels have increased! I heard a figure quoted on the local news this past week that we are at 62% capacity! We see the Texas Hill Country, once parched, beginning to become soft and pliable for renewed life and growth!