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Lake Travis is 63.75 miles long, and its maximum width is 4.5 miles. The lake covers 18,929 acres, and its capacity is 1,953,936 acre-feet. The lake is considered full at an elevation of 681.1 msl. At this elevation the lake contains 382,092,882,600 gallons of water. There are 270 miles of shoreline around the lake. It has a maximum depth of 210 feet and an average depth of 62 feet. The lakes historic high level is 710.4 feet msl on December 25, 1991. Its historic low level is 614.2 feet msl on August 14 1951.
Lake Travis was created by the impounding of the Colorado River by the construction of Mansfield Dam in 1937- 41. The dam is 266.41 feet high. The length is 7,089.39 feet. At the base it is 213 feet thick. Ranch Road 620 built on top of the dam and the adjoining protective walls bring the actual height of the dam to 274 feet. The top of the dam is 750 feet msl. Its spillway elevation is 714 feetmsl. At this elevation the lake contains 636,691,999,536 gallons of water. It has 3 Pen Stocks which divert water to 3 turbines with a total electrical generating capacity of 93,000 kw. The Dam has 24 floodgates at 4,770 cfs each. Each floodgate is 8.5 feet in diameter.
Lake Travis abounds with water recreation. It is a beautiful and popular choice among Texas Lakes. With it's crystal clear water, Lake Travis naturally attracts all kinds of water sport enthusiasts. From sailboat and windsurfing regattas to competition ski boats, cruisers, cigarettes and mansion-like houseboats, Lake Travis maintains the marina facilities, public parks, boat ramp access and glorious hot summer weather making it a destination resort for outdoor enthusiasts from around the state and the country.
New Lake Travis FEMA Floodplain Maps - http://www.tcrfc.org/Lake_Travis_maps/Lake_Travis_maps.shtml
The current 100 year floodplain sits at 715'above mean sea level and is being raised to 722'msl. This is a very important fact when purchasing property on the Lake. Be sure that your Real Estate Agent is fully aware of the consequences of this floodplain change. You may be required to carry Flood Insurance and your lender will require a flood elevation certificate on the property. Lake Travis is a fluctuating level lake. Boat docks on the lake tend to be floating docks in order to accomodate the frequent adjustments that are needed due to the lake level changes.
For more information on FEMA flood insurance, contact the FEMA Region VI office at 940-898-5127 or the National Flood Insurance Program at 281-829-6880. Information about both programs can also be found at www.fema.gov.
Lake Travis Historical Lake Levels
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Lake Rental Properties
Travis County Parks (512) 854-7275
Fritz Hughes Park
Hippie Hollow Park
Laura Reed Park
Mansfield Dam Park
Mary Quinlan Park
Pace Bend Park
Sandy Creek Park
Selma Hughes Park
Tom Hughes Park
http://www.flagshipmarinas.com/marinas/emeraldpoint/Default.htm - Emerald Point
http://www.sresorts.biz/marina_yh.asp - Yacht Harbor
http://www.sresorts.biz/marina_hh.asp - Hurst Harbor
http://www.sresorts.biz/marina_vip.asp - VIP Marina
http://www.easystreetmarina.com/ - Easy Street Marina
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