The October downpours that twice dumped a foot of rain over parts of Austin and Travis County tragically ended lives and destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes.
They also minimally benefited Lake Buchanan and Lake Travis, the reservoirs that primarily supply the region’s water. If heavy rain fails to fall over the right spot, Central Texans can be left paddling through a flood and struggling with its costly aftermath and still be forced to make hard decisions to try to keep their lakes from reaching historically low levels.
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