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Old 02-02-2010, 05:47 AM
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SAWS lost its' court battle against LCRA on their previous agreement that was supposed to provide San Antonio with future water. It was decided by a Judge in Travis County. Duh!!!

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Old 02-02-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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Personally, I don't think that water should be taken from the Colorado to augment the SA water supply. We actually had water up at our family place on LBJ Lake during the summer.

Look at what happened to Medina Lake...
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:59 PM
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LBJ is a constant level lake, so it should never vary more than a foot or so on the main lake. It's Lake Travis that suffers.....

The farmers get the water from Medina Lake and they can legally suck it dry since they pretty much own it.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:08 PM
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I heard a news analysis on the radio this morning that said the court decision in Austin that dealt SAWS its defeat has far reaching implications. In a nutshell, any place in Texas that's getting its water from the Colorado in LCRA territory could have its water supply cut off at any time by the LCRA and have no recourse in the matter.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:08 PM
 
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Yes, the lakes further down suffer more, and would even more so if that plan got the go ahead. LBJ was down about a good foot and 3/4 or so (measured from the stairs on the deck leading into the water, but after a few cold ones)... but that's not too bad considering the heat and lack of rain.

I was under the impression that augmentation was already happening from Medina Lake. But I have not been following it too closely.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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what happened to Medina Lake?
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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what happened to Medina Lake?
It done dried up.... errrr nearly.
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