Lake Marble Falls
Lake Marble Falls
Located at the city of Marble Falls, this lake was created by the construction of Starke Dam, the smallest in the Highland Lakes chain and the last one completed. Lake Marble Falls is the scene of the LakeFest Drag Boat Races, (Hidden link: http://www.marblefallslakefest.com/event.html ) generally held in August each year.
For information about parks on Lake Marble Falls, see map of parks and preserves.
Elevation when full: 738 feet above mean sea level (msl)
Historic high: 756.3 feet above msl on Sept. 11, 1952
Historic low: 715 feet above msl on Oct. 4, 1983
Normal operating range: 736.2 to 737 feet above msl
The Lower Colorado River Authority was created in 1934 by the Texas Legislature as a conservation and reclamation district with no taxing authority and operates solely on utility revenues and fees generated from supplying energy, water and community services. LCRA supplies low-cost electricity for Central Texas, manages water supplies and floods in the lower Colorado River basin, develops water and wastewater utilities, provides public parks, and supports community and economic development including managing the Highland Lakes. Goals include providing low-cost utility services and to help ensure the protection and constructive use of the area's natural resources. The Highland Lakes chain consists of 7 lakes starting at Lake Buchanan and culminating in Lady Bird Johnson Lake in Austin.
Current Lake Levels (from LCRA)
Historical Lake Levels (from LCRA)
Sunrise Beach is located on Lake LBJ about 60 miles northwest of Austin. This small village offers extensive shoreline on which to find lakefront homes as well as many smaller channels which provide easy open water access without the higher price of an open water lot. Off-water homes tend to be affordable and the community offers several waterfront access parks for homeowners. The Village owns and operates a small no-fee airfield as well. It is largely a retirement and second home community, but you will find families, couples and singles setting down roots here too.
Students attend schools in the Llano Independent School District.