Lower Colorado River Map Texas

Colorado River Flooding in Texas

Lower Colorado River Authority “One of the most flood-prone regions in North America”

Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)
LCRA manages the Highland Lakes, an area with a profound history of floods and ongoing challenges from the threat of flooding. In fact, the lower Colorado River basin is one of the most flash-flood prone areas in North America. You can find valuable information on floodplain issues in LCRA’s region via this link on its Web site. The LCRA has also taken a leadership role throughout the lower Colorado River basin to coordinate floodplain management activities through the Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition.

LCRA’s main flood information page:

LCRA’s real-time river and lake levels:

Central Texas streamflow data:

LCRA and the “Christmas Flood” of 1991
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Flood Driving Danger

The majority of flood-related deaths are caused by people attempting to drive through moving water. This interactive segment explains the most common ways people die in these situations. See the interactive segment >

The lower Colorado River basin lies in “Flash Flood Alley” and is particularly vulnerable to storms. See the interactive segment >

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