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Feathered pros show anglers way to fish


Date: 9/24/2016 5:55:00 PM

I've enjoyed some outstanding fishing for white bass, striped bass and largemouth in the Trinity River upstream from Lake Livingston and the Colorado River, above Lake Buchanan, by keying on water around groups of herons and egrets standing on the bank or

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LCRA poised to roll back water contract policy with drought’s end

Date: 9/20/2016 10:41:00 PM

For years, the board of the river authority, which oversees the distribution of water from Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan, the region’s major reservoirs, had delegated authority to enter into more modest contracts — those under 500 acre-feet of water

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Heat to endure until weekend

Date: 9/19/2016 10:39:00 PM

The 30 percent chance of precipitation will continue Sunday, forecasters said. Water levels at Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan have dipped slightly in the past two weeks, according to LCRA data. But as long as it rains as expected over the weekend

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Exploring Graham

Date: 9/17/2016 3:32:00 PM

And on the museum’s lawn, sculptures include a beautiful copper kinetic piece by Lake Buchanan artist Ralph Moresco and a striking depiction of a cowboy by his campfire by Throckmorton artist Joe Barrington. But my favorite art display awaited discovery

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Conversations are Hard…

Date: 9/5/2016 10:40:00 AM

Labor Day. I was supposed to go to my mother’s house this weekend to visit. I had been looking forward to it actually, especially because I haven’t been to a Lake Buchanan VFD Labor Day Barbecue in a longish while! I miss the barbecue from back home

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• River: Colorado River (Texas)
• Surface Area: 23,060 Acres
Lake Buchanan was formed by the construction of the Buchanan Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority. The lake provides water supply for the region and hydroelectric power. Buchanan Dam was completed in 1939. Lake Buchanan was the first of the Texas Highland Lakes to be formed, it is also the largest.

The lake is named for Representative James P. Buchanan, who is credited with attaining the funding to build the lake and dam.

Lake Buchanan has been stocked with several species of fish, including largemouth bass, catfish, white bass, and striped bass. Lake Buchanan is a level-controlled reservoir and is not allowed to flood during periods of heavy rain.

The Lower Colorado River Authority maintains three parks on the lake: Black Rock Park, Cedar Point Recreation Area, and Canyon of the Eagles which provide boating access to the lake.
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