Lower Colorado River Basin CoalitionUpdated:04/2019

The Lower Colorado River Basin Coalition advocates for a fair and balanced approach to river management for all parties under all conditions, including responsible planning for both drought and flood control.

LCRBC believes that sacrifices have been borne disproportionately by the economic, agricultural, and environmental interests downstream of the Longhorn Dam in Austin. To achieve balance, sacrifice must be shared from the Highland Lakes to Matagorda Bay.

They wish for the story to be told that insufficient downstream releases impact the quantity and quality of water necessary to support fish and wildlife habitats that rely on a healthy river system and freshwater inflows into Matagorda Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. By extension, a healthy river system ensures the sustainability of localized economies from eastern Travis County to Matagorda Bay.

The issue isn’t rice farmers versus the Highland Lakes. The issue is water management that benefits all the counties in the basin, including eastern Travis, Bastrop, Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda counties.


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2500 Niemann Drive
Austin, TX  78748
Phone: 512-797-9925

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Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Bastrop County, Texas
  • Colorado County, Texas
  • Fayette County, Texas
  • Matagorda County, Texas
  • Travis County, Texas
  • Wharton County, Texas


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