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Lake Travis is full for the first time since 2010

Lake Travis is full for the first time since 2010

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Lake Travis is only a foot away from being full. Lower Colorado River Authority/Facebook

UPDATE: The Lower Colorado River Authority reports that Lake Travis is now full. The water level as of Friday, March 18, is 680.75 feet. 

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KVUE — For the first time since 2010, Lake Travis is at a healthy level. As of Monday, KVUE reports that Lake Travis is 99 percent full, only a foot away from being completely full. 

2010 was one of the lowest water levels in decades, and the drought forced nearly a dozen boat ramps to temporarily shut down. 

When the lake levels went down, so did the business opportunities in the area. Fewer people came out to the lake, causing businesses to lose profit. Now that the lake is nearly full, business is able to boom again.

In fact, boat rental company Just For Fun opened a month sooner than normal to cater to high demand. "We are breaking up earlier and heavier than we have in six or seven years," said one employee. 

The atmosphere among neighbors has changed as well. As the lake became more full, neighbors became more social. "We have lots of get-togethers, anniversaries, birthday parties, that's what's going on now," boater Jim Pilotto said.

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For the full story and video, visit KVUE.