LCRA to provide $200,000 for Hill Country flood recovery

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HILL COUNTRY, Texas (KXAN) — After the devastating floods that swept through the Hill Country earlier this month, the Lower Colorado River Authority will provide $100,000 each to Burnet and Llano Counties for flood cleanup.

The county judges will decide how best to use the money provided by the LCRA. The donation will be allocated in a way to ensure public safety.

Timothy Timmerman, chair of the LCRA Board of Directors said, “LCRA is very pleased to provide this financial assistance to Burnet and Llano counties to help them clean up after the flood.”

A press release by the LCRA states at the peak of the recent floods, the Highland Lakes watershed received 10-15 inches of rain. The flow rate into Lake Travis was estimated at 375,000 cubic feet per second. According to the LCRA, that flow rate would fill the Astrodome in under two minutes.

“This $200,000 will help these counties in removing debris from the rivers and lakes to ensure public safety,” said LCRA general manager Phil Wilson.

“While floodgate operations remain in effect at Mansfield Dam, at the base of Lake Travis, we believe it’s safe to begin debris removal.”

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