When it goes from drought to deluge …
This historic Texas-sized flood happening in the Highland Lakes area is hitting us hard. And by us, I mean our entire community. Before we look at weekend events, we hope you — your family, friends, and neighbors — are all safe and sound.
The above photo was taken at Lakeway City Park on Wednesday. The picture we ran in our October 17 article is the same park photographed less than 24 hours earlier. Yes, those lush, green grounds you see on Tuesday were submerged by Wednesday morning.
The number when water would flow over the spillway of Mansfield Dam.
Here are the top 10 highest water levels ever recorded on Lake Travis. More rain could make this the worst flood in history, potentially reaching 710 feet on Friday.
1. December 25, 1991 – 710.44 ft.
2. May 18, 1957 – 707.38 ft.
3. June 25, 1997 – 705.11 ft.
4. February 9, 1992 – 704.68 ft.
5. July 6, 2007 – 701.51 ft.
6. October 18, 2018 – 701.13 ft. (as of 7 a.m.)
7. November 25, 2004 – 696.70 ft.
8. July 7, 2002 – 693.50 ft.
9. June 14, 1987 – 693.48 ft.
10. June 16, 2016 – 692.69 ft.
When you don’t feel like dancing …
Our friends at Sundancer Grill had to shut down operations on Tuesday afternoon. And now the restaurant is underwater.
When the bridge is falling down …
This video pretty much sums it up.
When you don’t believe your eyes …
LTL’s Cathy Hale walked over to Lakeway City Park Wednesday morning to see the flood waters. When she walked down to the lower grounds of the park, she was shocked to see this.
Thing to Know
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What to do if you’re out and about today and this weekend …
Jean Wranglers, Appa-George-Ty at Poodies Roadhouse.
$tart-Up Kid’s Club at Lake Travis Community Library.
Carl Hutchens at Grumpy’s.
Stella & The Hey Dudes at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.
Live Team Trivia at LT Corner Pub.
Friday, October 19
Lego Club at Lake Travis Community Library (4pm)
Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival at 5 venues in Dripping Springs (starts at 2pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
The Hive Grand Opening by Bee Cave Arts Foundation (6pm-8pm)
Tommy Shane Steiner & Drew Womack at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Shinyribs at Spicewood Vineyards Event Center (7pm)
Dyfunkshun Junkshun at Starlight Terrace at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Shelton Ray Band at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Danny Brooks (8pm) Rochelle & The Sidewinders (10:30pm)
Saturday, October 20
FREE Workout with Camp Gladiator at Hill Country Galleria (9am)
Bow Wow Reading at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
Lake Travis Public Safety Day at Lake Travis Elementary (postponed)
Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival at 5 venues in Dripping Springs (starts at 11am)
Hill Country Living + Rainwater Revival Festival at Dripping Springs Ranch Park (10am to 5pm)
Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest at The Ginger Man at Hill Country Galleria (4pm-7pm)
Thawind Mills at Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery (4pm-8pm)
The Eggmen Starlight Terrace at The Oasis (7pm)
Saturday Night Concert Series with Barbara Nesbitt at Hill Country Galleria (7pm-9pm)
Jumpstart at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Saturday Night Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Jo James (8:30pm), Vibro Kings (10:30pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, October 21
Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival at 5 venues in Dripping Springs (starts at 10am)
Shawn Mathews at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (noon-4pm)
Sunday Brunch at The Ginger Man (11:30am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Gnarly Gar (noon)
Sunday Brunch at Chisos Grill (11am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Cafe Blue (11:30am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Lucy’s on the Lake (10am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 at H-E-B Lakeway (10am)
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood with Ottis Coleman Memorial Jam Session Stars (4pm), The Railbenders Authority (8pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market at Hill Country Galleria (10am-2pm)
Pedernales Farmer’s Market at Apis Restaurant parking lot (9am-2pm)
Tasting Room at Jester King Brewery (noon-9pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (noon-6pm)
Tasting Room at Spicewood Vineyards (noon-5pm)
Tasting Room at El Gaucho Winery (12:30pm-7pm)
The Brew at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Lucky’s Poker Club at Grumpy’s (4:30pm-8pm)
Local Hero Sunday at High 5 — a free hour of bowling and other discounts for military and veterans (with ID), police, fire & rescue (after 6pm)
Cinemark $5 Tuesdays all day at Hill Country Galleria
Wine Down Wednesday at Cafe Blue at Hill Country Galleria (all day)
Pet Portraits Art Exhibit at Lakeway City Hall (8am-5pm) thru November 6th
Trivia & Taco Tuesday every Tuesday night at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6:30pm)
Traditional Irish Music every Tuesday night at LT Corner Pub (7pm)
Whiskey Wednesday every Wednesday at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub every Wednesday night (8pm)
Texas Songwriters Showcase every Monday at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (6:30pm)
Preschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community Library every Monday (10:30am)
Save the date
October 24 – Bamboozled by Fraud: Resources for Boomers and Beyond at Belmont Village Senior Living Lakeway (RSVP 512-402-1800)
October 27 & 28 – 15th Annual Spicewood Arts Roundup Festival at La Cabana Grill in Spicewood
November 1 – Encore performance! The Bellamy Brothers at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (tix on sale)
November 7 – 2018 ClubCorp Charity Classic hosted by The Hills of Lakeway Country Club (noon)
November 17 – Lakeway Community Blood Drive at Lakeway Activity Center (8am-noon)
December 2 – Lakeway Sing-Along Christmas Show at Lakeway Activity Center
Photo credit: Cathy Hale