From The Associated Press:
Fire officials in Austin have temporarily banned all boating along the city's waterways as heavy rain and flooding create dangerous conditions.
Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that the ban will last until Thursday, which is when rainfall in the region is forecast to finally subside.
They say navigating the waters is unsafe because of high water levels and the amount of debris that's being carried by the fast-moving water.
The ban includes Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake, a portion of the Colorado River and all creeks. Attempting to drive a vehicle through a barricaded low-water crossing also is forbidden.
Texas Parks and Wildlife says state game wardens have already conducted several air and water rescues along the Llano River. Several other agencies have conducted their own rescues along the Llano and other rivers in the state.
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