Lake Travis continues to rise!May 13th, 2012 at 9:42 pm by David Mazza under Weather
Another week with good rains across the area has provide more lift to area lakes. While the numbers are still well below normal, they are improving. Lake Travis has jumped nearly 3 feet in the past 5 days, and has risen to its highest levels since last summer in July. The lake is still roughly 30 feet (10 yards) below normal for this time of year, but with more rain in the forecast for the early part of the work week, hopefully we can chip off another foot or two on that deficit this week.
Below is a graph showing the highest recorded levels for Lake Travis in each month for the past year. The time a ready of 641.32′ was recorded was last July. In August the max level was at 639.95′, and we didn’t see a level of 640′ again until March of this year. Notice the Lake Level has somewhat flat-lined again, mainly because of the abnormally dry April that we just had. The good news is that we have recorded rises in the lake every month this year.