AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Fire Department has issued a waterway ban in effect until noon on Monday, May 6, due to heavy rains hitting the central Texas area.
The rain has resulted in high and swift waters with dangerous debris inside of them. Recreational, commercial and navigational use of the following waterways is unsafe:
- Lake Austin from Mansfield Dam to Tom Miller Dam
- Lady Bird Lake
- Colorado River downstream of Longhorn Dam
An order issued by Austin Fire Department Chief Joel Baker said it is an offense to violate this ban or to pass through barricades at low water crossings.
The department will reevaluate waterways on Monday morning.