LCRA invites input on Highland Lakes dredging

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is inviting public comments on a proposed dredging ordinance for the Highland Lakes through Friday, September 24.

LCRA said that people can submit comments online or during a Wednesday, September 15, public meeting, which is 6-8 p.m. in Building A at the LCRA’s Dalchau Service Center, 3505 Montopolis Drive in Austin.

The proposed Highland Lakes Dredge and Fill Ordinance is available for review on the LCRA’s website. This ordinance would establish rules for commercial dredging operations on the Highland Lakes.

In addition to the new commercial dredging rules, the proposed ordinance includes dredging requirements and standards for non-commercial projects that are currently in the Highland Lakes Watershed Ordinance.

LCRA is also considering a new fee schedule for permits. 

The board is expected to consider the proposed changes during its November 17 meeting in Austin.

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