City of Austin extends watercraft ban

 The City of Austin: Homeland Security and Emergency Management  released the following press release...

The City of Austin Fire Department has extended the watercraft ban on Lady Bird Lake and all creeks within the City limits through noon on May 27, 2015.

Fire Chief Rhonda Kerr, under authority of Austin City Code Section 8-5-21, declared the ban due to unsafe conditions created by recent heavy rains and flooding.

The ban affects all commercial and navigational boating as well as recreational use of the waterways. Watercraft operating illegally in the Flood Ban Area are subject to impound.

Anyone wishing to secure property in the Flood Ban Area should contact Austin Police Headquarters at 715 E. 8th Street, Austin, TX during business hours. Proof of ownership or occupancy is required.

The City of Austin continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates as necessary.