Bastrop State Park Lake dam fails

(Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management)

BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — Water has breached the dam at Bastrop State Park Lake, according to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management.

The campground has been evacuated, but county officials are worried about damage downstream. People living along Copperas Creek and in the Eastern Tahitian Village Area were asked to seek higher ground.

County officials said State Highway 71 was briefly flooded from water spilling out of the park. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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