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Despite Rains, Lake Release Limits Upheld

The Texas Tribune

Date: 7/2/2015 10:17:00 AM

“While significant, the past two months of inflows do not break the drought that, prior to May, consisted of below-average inflows in all but one month out of the past five years,” he said, adding that Lake Buchanan is still only slightly above half

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Austin to remain in Stage 2 water restrictions


Date: 7/2/2015 10:10:00 AM

Lake Travis is 84 percent full, and Lake Buchanan is 52 percent full. The lakes have exceeded the 1.1 million acre-feet level and the Lower Colorado River Authority's projects that the lakes will stay above 900,000 acre-feet for at least the next four months

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Commission extends LCRA emergency water request


Date: 7/1/2015 12:46:00 PM

AUSTIN -- Despite recent rains, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality voted to maintain the conservative amount of water being released from Lake Buchanan and Lake Travis. This grants an extension to an emergency request made by the Lower Colorado

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Leander woman killed in one-car rollover in Buchanan Dam

The River Cities Daily Tribune

Date: 6/29/2015 11:51:00 AM

BUCHANAN DAM — A Leander woman has died after a one-car rollover June 25 on a remote roadway near Lake Buchanan in Llano County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The single-vehicle wreck happened just after midnight on Ranch Road 261

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Lake Buchanan still only half full


Date: 6/23/2015 11:47:00 AM

BURNET COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Lake Buchanan is one of the two Highland lakes that supplies water to more than one million Central Texans. Along with Lake Travis, these two lakes have a combined storage of 665 billion gallons of water. Soaking May and

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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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