April 2nd, 2007 3:55 PM by Heather Brown
According to LCRA Lake Travis has gone up 20 feet since rain began falling on March 11th. The improved water level has made for some very happy business owners, customers and people who just enjoy being out on the lake.
For Carlos 'N Charlie's it means about a 25% increase in business. After more than a year of the Carlos 'N Charlies boat-side ramps being closed, the water levels have risen to the point where those ramps should open in just a matter of days. Another Lake Travis hot spot is Volente Beach. Boaters, fishermen, Parents and Children enjoyed the beauty of a rising lake this past weekend.
The lake was dangerously low last summer, with islands and hidden structures so much more apparent. The recent rains mean Lake Travis is just a few feet below average for this time of year. That's a stark contrast to what it looked like just a few months ago. More water means safer conditions, more boats and definitely more fun!