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Old 05-16-2015, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Does anybody still own a boat!?! When Lake Lanier(north of Atlanta) was nearly dry back in '07-'08, you could buy a boat REALLY cheap! People were driving hundreds of miles to buy up boats that were just sitting unused...new boats were at rock bottom(!) prices for at least two years.
I have friends who still own boats on Lake Travis. Even with the water lower its still real nice sailing on the lake right now because there is less boat traffic overall, so its lots quieter. There are still lots of boats in slips at the marinas.
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The marinas are going gang-busters...several new ones have been built. The main body of the lake (at least up-lake from the main basin) is relatively unchanged, although many of coves are pretty much gone. We were out almost every weekend last summer, plan to be this one, too .
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The lake should be passing 633 today...woot! Ofc, still 48 feet below full (and 37 below average for May), but it is something. May has the highest average level of any month over the past 70 years or so, with June a close second.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The lake should be passing 633 today...woot! Ofc, still 48 feet below full (and 37 below average for May), but it is something. May has the highest average level of any month over the past 70 years or so, with June a close second.
Once that happens, the ramp at Mansfield Dam opens. Then look for the lake to be super crowded after that...
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Once that happens, the ramp at Mansfield Dam opens. Then look for the lake to be super crowded after that...
I've got a 'sinking' feeling about this Memorial Day holiday. Would have been better if the ramps could open on a less inviting weekend...just to give folks a chance to ease into things. WHOLE bunch of rookies are going to be crowding the few open ramps, I reckon. Maybe the weather will be marginal and not everybody and his brother will hit the lake all at once

I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I've got a 'sinking' feeling about this Memorial Day holiday. Would have been better if the ramps could open on a less inviting weekend...just to give folks a chance to ease into things. WHOLE bunch of rookies are going to be crowding the few open ramps, I reckon. Maybe the weather will be marginal and not everybody and his brother will hit the lake all at once

I hope I'm wrong.
Wishful thinking, Best to hit the other Highland Lakes. Inks is always good!
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