The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is a public utility that provides electricity, water, and environmental services to Central Texas. The organization was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas. LCRA operates six hydroelectric dams on the Colorado River and manages the water supply for the region. The organization also provides environmental services, such as water quality monitoring and land management, and supports economic development in the region. LCRA is governed by a board of directors appointed by the governor of Texas.