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July 4th Fireworks over Lake Travis | by Princess Stand in the Rain
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July 4th Fireworks over Lake Travis

Lake Travis is 63.75 miles long, and its maximum width is 4.5 miles. The lake covers 18,929 acres, and its capacity is 1,953,936 acre-feet. The lake is considered full at an elevation of 681.1 msl. At this elevation the lake contains 382,092,882,600 gallons of water. There are 270 miles of shoreline around the lake. It has a maximum depth of 210 and an average depth of 62 feet. The lakes historic high level is 710.4 feet msl on December 25, 1991. Its historic low level is 614.2 feet msl on August 14 1951. As of July 6, 2009 the current lake level is 642.2 feet. There was a nearly full moon out to enjoy along with the fireworks. The lake is so low the boats look like they are floating in a teacup. The temp for July 4th was 103. With the current drought, the lake is dropping 5 inches per day. So unless we get some really good rain, the lake should reach the historic low level of 1951 in 67 days. I'm doing my rain dance here!

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Taken on July 4, 2009