Central Texas Drought Threatening Species of Fish

           Because of the drought, the authority has curtailed releases for downstream agricultural customers, but the state-approved plan requires the river authority to maintain flow in the Bastrop and Columbus areas of 500 cubic feet per second. Without the releases, water at those spots would be about 140 cubic feet per second, said Karen Bondy, executive manager of water resources at LCRA. In April 2012, the LCRA released 22,991 acre-feet of water from lakes Travis and Buchanan, the chief reservoirs for Central Texas, for the well-being of the blue sucker. Since April 11 this year, the river authority has released 4,350 acre-feet of water for the blue sucker.
           The announcement of the planned release comes weeks after a federal judge in Corpus Christi found that the state


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