Personal watercraft include wet bikes, motorized surfboards and similar devices designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing, or kneeling.
The Austin Police Department will be enforcing a DWI No Refusal Intiative and personal watercraft ban on Lake Austin this July 4th weekend.
Charles Butt, the founder of Holdsworth Center, builds a 44-acre campus on Lake Austin to provide a place for educators to enhance their skills.
The Austin City Council has authorized a five-year, nearly $1.5 million contract to manage and treat toxic blue-green algae in Austin's lakes.
ATCEMS said the man was airlifted from the boat launch to Dell Seton Medical Center with “serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.”
On August 1, two of the unit's eight officers will be moved to patrol due to department budget cuts, part of the city’s effort to “reimagine” policing.
The ban, which only applies to Lake Austin, will be in place starting at sunset on Friday, May 28 and ending at sunrise on Tuesday, June 1.
The Austin Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire.
Low and trace levels of toxins were found in algae samples taken from Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake, says the city of Austin
Several of the Highland Lakes have already tested positive for toxic blue-green algae this year, says LCRA.
Lakes Inks, LBJ, and Marble Falls generally are considered for a drawdown once every four years, unless an additional lowering is necessary because of a flood or other significant event, says LCRA.
The personal watercraft ban goes into effect on Lake Austin beginning at sunset on Friday, Sept. 4, and ending at sunrise on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
In a typical year, rental boat companies make the majority of their money in the summer, but this year has been anything but typical, and companies that rely on visitors to area lakes are feeling the heat.
The ban will begin at sunset on Friday, May 22, and will end on Tuesday May 26 at sunrise.
APD says the education period has now been extended until July 14 due to COVID-19.
The incident happened on April 30 at around 5 p.m. at Commons Ford Park located at 614 N. Commons Ford Road.
Mozart's is known for its annual Christmas lights display that has people lining up to watch but today (4/10) people will be there for a pop-up drive-thru where they'll be able to get a free crawfish meal.
A man was injured in a boat crash on the Colorado River early Tuesday morning, according to Austin Travis County EMS.
A ban on personal watercrafts has gone into effect at Lake Austin. Personal watercraft, wet bikes, motorized surfboards and similar devices will not be allowed on Lake Austin beginning at sunset on Wednesday, July 3 and ending on Friday, July 5, 2019 at sunrise.
Officials are investigating after finding a woman dead inside of a submerged car pulled from Lake Austin on Saturday morning. Officials responded to a report of a submerged car in the 1700 block of South Quinlan Park Road around 7 a.m.