Overnight rain boosts Lake Buchanan level

Bluebonnets on Lake Buchanan (ReportIt: D. Lawrence)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Though some areas of Central Texas saw heavier totals overnight, a beneficial soaking of up to 1.33 inches in the Lake Buchanan inflow region is helping boost the lake level even higher.

The elevation of the water surface on Lake Buchanan now stands at 1016 feet above sea level, or 91 percent of capacity. This is the fullest the lake has been since July 2008, nearly eight years ago.

Lake Buchanan inflow
Rainfall totals from April 13 around Lake Buchanan.

Lake Buchanan, like Lake Travis, is an important storage reservoir for our drinking water supply. Lake Travis reached 100 percent capacity in mid-March.

The historic high level of Lake Buchanan is 1021.39 ft., recorded on Dec. 20, 1991. The lowest the lake has ever been was 983.7 ft. on Sept. 9, 1952.

The First Warning Weather team is tracking the potential of flooding rainfall late this coming weekend. Stay up to date with your latest forecast and the KXAN Weather app.

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