Lower Colorado River Authority

Public utility in Texas that manages the lower Colorado River / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is a nonprofit public utility created in November 1934 by the Texas Legislature.[1] LCRA's mission is to enhance the lives of the Texans it serves through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA provides public power, manages the lower Colorado River, builds and operates transmission lines, owns public parks, and offers community services.[2]

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Lower Colorado River Authority (Texas)
PurposeWater conservation and reclamation, power generation, transmission
Headquarters3700 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Region served
More than 70 counties in Texas
General Manager
Phil Wilson
Main organ
Board of Directors

LCRA does not receive state appropriations or have the ability to levy taxes. Instead, LCRA is funded by revenue it generates, the vast majority of which comes from producing and transmitting electricity. A very small portion of LCRA's revenue comes from selling water.[1]