Lake Travis now more than 100 percent full; floodgates opened at all but one Highland Lakes dam
Officials have closed lakes Travis, Marble Falls, LBJ, Inks and Buchanan amid major flooding at the Llano River. Lake Travis has reached 114 percent.
A look at how water flows through Highland Lakes dams
KVUE meteorologist Albert Ramon walks us through flood operations at the Highland Lakes dams.
without flood control dams
Report on WBIR-TV Knoxville interview with TVA officials revealed they track what floodwater levels would have likely been without the dams. Chattanooga would have…
Four Arkansas Lakes Make Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes Rankings
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Four Arkansas lakes are on Bassmaster Magazine’s recent release of the publication’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings This year, the rankings highlight the Top 12 fisheries in the nation regardless of location. The remaining lakes are ranked within one of four regions (Northeastern, Southeastern, Central and Western), so readers can easily identify the Top 25 lakes nearest them In the…
How the Lake Oroville Dam is just the beginning of California's flood fears
TOP STORIES: Buckeye Lake dam reopens
Two years early and $43 million under budget, the Buckeye Lake dam project was officially completed in November.
Why does the Mansfield dam at Lake Travis smell?
Due to all of the flooding across the Highland Lakes region, four flood gates have been opened at Mansfield Dam. Since those flood gates were opened, a strong odor has been coming from the dam.
Emergency officials clarify what happened regarding Lake Tahoma Dam evacuation
Last week, an advisory was sent out that warned people living downstream from the Lake Tahoma Dam to evacuate because of “imminent failure” during the heavy rains and historic flooding.
How did the Ross River Dam reach more than 200 per cent capacity?
The unprecedented rain event in Townsville causes the north Queensland city's Ross River Dam to reach more than 200 per cent capacity, but how is this possible?
Bassmaster Magazine crowns 100 Best Bass Lakes
Vaal Dam about to reach 100% capacity
Why You Should Resolve to Vacation in Bass Lake This Year
A vacation in Bass Lake is a must for a happier, healthier you. After all, spending time in nature benefits our mental and physical health. And while a walk in the park sure beats staying indoors all day, there are added benefits to retreating from the city life and really connecting with nature. Doing so helps fight mental illnesses such as depression, increases our immune systems (important in fighting off colds and the flu), and encourages us to see the world beyond ourselves…
It'll take months for Lake Ontario to reach normal levels. Here's one reason why.
Can they release more water from Lake Ontario to ease the flooding? Maybe. Maybe not.
Kerala floods: Why dams cannot control devastating floods
Thanks to their flood cushion, dams subsume low and medium-level floods. But these harmless floods should not be controlled because they replenish floodplains with fresh nutrient-rich soil, help fishermen and rejuvenate the riparian flora and fauna.
How to Find and Catch Bass in Flooded Bushes
Elite Series pro Jacob Wheeler walks us through his approach to reading brush like structure; bass will position in some obvious locations once you learn wha...
Lake Travis Cycling Guide: The Mansfield Dam Loop
It’s no secret that Austin is home to a huge biking community, for both road and mountain. There’s no better way to see a city and find out what it has to offer than on a bicycle. And with miles and miles of bike routes, this especially holds true in Lake Travis. One such route can give …
Lake Wissota at 100 years: Dam was built to last
When it opened in 1917 it was the second largest dam in the United States July 15, 2017 A June 1, 1917, photo shows logs and vegetation that floated against the new Lake Wissota dam as water in the lake started to rise. The debris, which had to be removed to keep it from jamming the gates, was a problem for about five years after the dam opened, according to a new book, “Lake Wissota: The Dam Story.” Contributed photo Horse-drawn wagons and…
Reclamation to close Lake Way and Cascade Dam bridges
Bureau of Reclamation - Managing water and power in the West
Two Seguin lakes closed due to dam concerns
SEGUIN, Texas - Starting Thursday, Lake Nolte/Meadowlake and Lake Seguin will be closed until further notice because of safety concerns about the dams that create the lakes. The lakes will be closed to all activities, including boating, kayaking, canoeing, tubing and paddle boards. All four of the dams in the area are being examined for structural integrity. There’s no word yet on how long the lakes will remain closed.
A Flood of Knowledge: Dam Safety Lessons Learned from Colorado's Recent Floods
In September 2013, 14 inches of rain drenched Colorado’s Front Range and put the state’s history of proactive flood control to the test. Nearly six months have passed, allowing for a better perspective on the effects and lessons learned from this extraordinary event.