Fraser hits LCRA again for mismanaging water in Highland Lakes
September 13, 2013, 6:30 pm by
Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, continued his withering
criticism of the Lower Colorado River Authority Friday, telling the utility’s
chairman of the board of directors in a letter that its decision this week to
allow the release of water from the fast-diminishing Highland Lakes to protect
Matagorda Bay is "another example of LCRA’s antiquated way of thinking.”
"Due to the irresponsible decisions your board has made, our
lakes today are only 32 percent full and we are being faced with the reality
that they will hit a new all-time low in the next month,” Fraser said in his
letter to LCRA chairman Tim Timmerman.
"The way LCRA has managed the basin over the past few years
has been an example of a typical quasi-government entity abusing its power and
thumbing its nose at local elected officials who are trying to responsibly manage
this vital asset for the people of Central Texas during one of the most severe
droughts of our lifetime,” Fraser continued.
Fraser’s letter to Timmerman came after he told the Highland
Lakes Newspapers in interview Wednesday that LCRA continues to make the
record-setting drought more severe for Central Texans with its poor management
of the water in the lakes.
For the complete story, see Tuesday’s Highlander and
Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin and Llano County Journal.
The amount of water they are planning to send downstream to 'Save the Ducks' is enough to keep our community supplied with water for over 200 years! Thank you Senator Frazier for trying to hold the LCRA accountable and reminding them that water is more important to human life than Duck Hunting!
September 14, 2013, 3:59pm by Pat Mulligan
I have been calling for the LCRA Board to be removed ASAP. I think that is our only hope! The people on this board are the most irresponsible people I have seen in my life. We need more of our representative/senators to get on board soon or we will all be without water in the very near future. Forget about selling and moving away because you will not be able to sell your home without water. Write the governors office and tell him it is time for the LCRA board to go, he appointed them and he can remove them!
September 18, 2013, 12:54pm by Cynthia Hestand
it's time to update...lake travis is and has been for a great while,a recreational lake and needs to be re-designated and provisions made to protect that fact.this aint the forties anymore
September 15, 2013, 1:50am by david villareal
Fraser is absolutely correct. He had a rep at the meeting this week and witnesses the hypocracy of the Board. They repeated said they would protect Buchanan at all costs, then turned around and voted to release water to Matagorda. Not only will most water not make it to the coast, the experts couldn't say for sure the water would make a positive difference in the salinity. More water wasted. The LCRA has to go and we need the TCEQ to get involved.
September 14, 2013, 9:26pm by Jim Maury
Thank you Sen. for your effort to stop the waste, and abuse of power.
It appears that LCRA needs a shake up, like replacing the the leadership with people who know how to manage, and better than that, LCRA AS IT IS NEEDS TO BE ABOLISHED, AND TAKEN OVER BY TCEQ.
September 16, 2013, 10:34am by calvin stelly
Thank you to James Walker and this newspaper for continuing to print the facts about our water crisis and LCRA mismanagement.
September 14, 2013, 11:48am by Jo Karr Tedder
Insist that the Board tells the truth. Thank you Sen. Frazier
September 14, 2013, 12:15pm by Anne Hawken