AUSTIN (KXAN) - Boaters are going through some major changes to get on the waterwith lake levels getting lower by the day.
"It takes a good three to four hours to move one dock by thetime you get everything unhooked and all the anchors picked up,"said Todd Kahler, Marina manager.
"We have to pick up the anchors and push the docks out therewith our barges, our work boats," said Kahler. "Then, we re-anchorthem out there in deeper water."
One after the other, the lake's marinas all face the same fate.Around the cove, the other marina Kahler manages is in line as thelake drops.
"None of us are planning for water anytime soon," said Kaher."We're all planning for the worst case scenario."
The lake is dangerously close to its lowest level in 25years.
"It's really scary just to be on a boat just because the water'sso shallow in places," said Shellie Brown, a boater. "It's reallykind of dangerous."
New islands are growing larger everyday. Debris once on thebottom of the lake is now on the shore. Even boat owners thoughtthey pushed their boats far enough out, but found their craftsbeached until the water rises again. Check out how low the lake isbelow:
Once Kahler moves his marina, he will shuttle boaters out to thenew site.
"That's just part of the joy of Lake Travis," said Kahler."We've got to do it."
The LCRA said thewater is going down an average of 1.5 feet a week and does not seemto be slowing.
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