Popular landmark Crockett Gardens Falls partially collapsed

At the time of the article, it was unclear what might have caused the collapse. But according to officials with the Army Corps of Engineers, the governing body who manages Lake Georgetown in which Crockett Garden resides, the frigid temperatures in all likelihood caused the incident.

“While it is a unique location on our trail this area is a natural feature and I can only assume due to the frigid temperatures we experienced is what caused a section to separate. Like all natural features, mother nature is in control,” the organization told KXAN in a statement. “The area is part of the wildlife area around the lake and will continue to be open to the public. Like all natural features, the public is reminded that events could occur like this at any time and caution is always encouraged around cliff areas and the environment areas such as this.”

Since the announcement on Tuesday, many across the state have expressed their sadness from the news while some shared their happiest memories at the once flowing structure beloved by Central Texas.

The lake manager for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Scott Blank, told the Austin American-Statesman that the springs are still currently running over parts of the cliff that remain intact on the site.

In addition, Blank expects the moss to “probably grow back enough” to make the renowned Georgetown landmark “look intriguing enough” in about five to 10 years.

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