Austin waterways ordered closed due to excessive rainfall

Trail closed at Barton Creek Greenbelt (KXAN Photo)
Trail closed sign at Barton Creek Greenbelt (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — All waterways in the City of Austin are closed until 6 p.m. Thursday  because of continuous rainfall and flooding concerns.

The affected waterways include: all creeks within the City of Austin area; Barton Creek; Bull Creek; Lady Bird Lake; the entirety of Lake Austin from Mansfield Dam to Tom Miller Dam; and the Colorado River downstream of Longhorn Dam.

Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr ordered the closure Saturday evening ahead of continued rainfall. 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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