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Austin Swimming Holes Are Getting the Water They Need


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The unusually large amount of rain is causing water levels to rise for Austin swimming holes.

Austin’s third wettest month on record was reported this May with 17.59 inches, in part due to Memorial Day’s record setting 5.20 inches of rain in 24 hours. The recent rainfall took Lake Travis levels from 32 percent at the beginning of the year to 78 percent currently, only 13.9 feet away from being at full capacity. Support our lakes by joining the Lake Travis Community Coalition.

The abundance of rain has helped Texas no longer be in the “exceptional drought” category, the most dire of five drought designations given by federal agencies, and all of Texas is officially free of the D2 Severe – D4 Exceptional drought categorization.

Unfortunately, certain parts of Texas were affected immensely by the floods and many families have been displaced. Please consider helping flood victims in Texas by visiting our blog to find out how.

Make sure to check Austin’s Parks and Recreation website as city officials reevaluate the safety conditions throughout the week for our rivers, lakes and swimming holes.

Current Closures for Austin Swimming Holes as of 6/3/15

  • Barton Springs Pool closed to public until further notice (To help protect Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer, join the Save Our Springs Alliance)
  • Deep Eddy Pool closed due to tree damage
  • Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail closed until further notice (In the meantime, check out our Bike Guide for other trails to use!)
  • Dottie Jordan tennis court, park and playground closed due to flood repairs
  • Dottie Jordan Neighborhood pool closed due to flood water
  • Big Stacy Pool closed to public until further notice
  • Pedestrian bridge between Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metropolitan Park and Krieg Fields closed due to flood damage
  • Check low water crossings & road closures here
  • Check here to find out which boat ramps are open or still closed

Enjoy the rising water levels for your favorite Austin swimming holes and be safe!

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