Beat the heat at Lake Travis!June 26th, 2012 at 11:34 pm by Jim Spencer under Weather
While this summer won’t end up breaking every major heat record like last year, one major record did fall Tuesday. The high of 109 at Camp Mabry was the hottest temperature ever recorded in the month of June (Click here for more about Tuesday’s heat). And, when it’s this hot, places like Barton Springs Pool, or Lake Travis become very attractive.
And while we’re on the topic of Lake Travis, I want to thank a wonderful group of employees at Austin Boats and Motors and Flowers by Nancy, Too, for the very nice card and really beautiful flower arrangement I received Tuesday.
They wrote to thank me for keeping the businesses around Lake Travis in mind when we report Lake Travis water levels.
Too often, media reports about the dropping level of Lake Travis give the impression that the lake is almost empty. But, the reality is, that is far from true. While our viewers ask us to keep them updated daily on lake information, we make it a point to regularly inform our audience that there is still plenty of water in the lake for whatever recreational activities they enjoy.
Even when the lake reached a 47 year low back in January, it was still a huge lake, with plenty of water for boating, swimming, and other recreational purposes. And, with the winter and early spring rains, the lake is even higher now, back to about 50% full.
Yes, you might have to wait a little longer to put your boat in the water due to the reduced number of boat ramps, but it’s worth the wait. And, if your boat is already on the lake, or you want to rent a boat, or just relax at a lakeside restaurant, you’ll still find it to be one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a summer day in Central Texas.
So, don’t let those nightly lake level reports (even when they’re dropping a little bit every day) scare you off. Spend a day at Lake Travis and you’ll see what I mean!