Lakes Travis and Buchanan barely took a sip of water from this week’s storms that left between 1 and 5 inches of rain around Central Texas.
The region’s two primary reservoirs gained about 9,000 acre-feet of water, or less than half a percent of their total storage, as a result of the storms. By Wednesday afternoon, Lake Travis had risen by one foot and Lake Buchanan by two inches. They were 41 percent full, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority, which manages the lakes.
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