LakeTravis is a reservoir on the Colorado River in central Texas in the United States. The reservoir was formed in 1942 by the construction of Mansfield Dam on the western edge of Austin, Texas by the Lower Colorado River Authority. LakeTravis has the largest storage capacity of the seven reservoirs known as the Highland Lakes, and stretches 65 miles (105 km) upriver from western Travis County in a highly serpentine course into southern Burnet County to Max Starcke Dam, southwest of the town of Marble Falls. The Pedernales River, a major tributary of the Colorado River, flows into the lake from the southwest in western Travis County. The lake is used for flood control, water supply, electrical power generation and recreation.
12.09.2012 - — Authority 559 home overlooks LakeTravis, the largest of the Highland Lakes of Central Texas, USA. Photos courtesy of Dick Clark […] Architecture Continue Reading about LakeTravis Retreat by Dick Clark Architecture