Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
AUSTIN (March 26, 2013)—Barton Springs Pool, a popular swimming hole in Austin, that's also home to endangered salamanders will soon reopen with some changes in place intended to help protect the creatures.
Austin city officials announced Tuesday that repairs to the Barton Springs bypass culvert and downstream dam are nearly complete.
Barton Springs Pool is scheduled to reopen Saturday.
It’s been closed since mid-December.
Experts say the bypass culvert helps protect the water quality in Barton Springs.
The pool fed by underground springs provides habitat for the endangered Barton Springs salamander plus the Austin blind salamander, which is a candidate species for endangered listing.