Don and Carole Morton bought their piece of paradise on Hatter’s Cove in 1976, on their second wedding anniversary. They had a small runabout boat. Then came kids, a houseboat and then a bigger houseboat. Growing up, their two daughters invited friends to swim and sunbathe on the deck of their dock on a plentiful Lake Travis. “Good memories,” said Don Morton.
How times have changed. Lake Travis is 36 percent full. The larger issues of the drought and its dramatic impact on lakes Travis and Buchanan are well known. The lifestyle that the lake affords the Mortons and others like them is secondary.
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