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Towers roads repairs on track

Date: 12/4/2014 9:03:00 AM

Director of Roads Infrastructure Cameron Scott said a road maintenance crew has been working for a period of weeks in recent months on Lake Buchanan Road and other roads in that area. “It was certainly pleasing to get that positive feedback from the

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The 'Texas miracle' is fueling huge economic growth — and the climate change that may end it

Public Radio International

Date: 12/3/2014 3:57:00 PM

For proof of that, Texas residents can take a drive through Lake Buchanan, one of the two main reservoirs that feed Austin, the state capital. Yes, a drive. Three years of severe drought have left both reservoirs less than half full. Lake Buchanan’s

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Merrilee Casner Miller

Mason County News

Date: 12/3/2014 3:27:00 PM

At the age of 1, the family returned to the Bluffton area on the banks of the Colorado River. When Buchanan Dam was built and Lake Buchanan began to fill, the family once again moved, this time to the Field Creek area. Merrilee was six years old by this

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Alabama Bass Trail and BoatUS Team Up for Towing

News 8 KFMB

Date: 12/3/2014 1:01:00 AM

The 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Weiss Lake and Lake Martin

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Faris Home to Be Included in Tour

The Llano News

Date: 12/3/2014

Dollie Davis Tanner was originally buried in the old Bluffton cemetery which was covered when Lake Buchanan was built. During a period when Lake Buchanan was low, the family relocated this headstone to the family ranch where it stands today. Another stop

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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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