With Memorial Day weekend just days away, only three out of the eleven boat ramps on Lake Travis are open right now. You can see their locations in the map above. Eight ramps are closed because of low lake levels. Lake Travis is currently more than 20 feet below its May average.
That has public officials warning boaters about so-called Sometimes Islands, temporary land that is exposed when lake levels fall. You can see a picture of Sometimes Islands on Lake Travis here.
Three boat ramps doesn’t sound like a lot on what will be one of the busiest weekends of the year, but at least it’s not like it was in the summer of 2009, when only one ramp was open for July 4. Here are a couple TV news stories from back then.