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TRAVEL: Wildlife abundant in Texas' Canyon of the Eagles

Times West Virginian

Date: 8/17/2017 8:51:00 AM

A large portion of Burnet County's western border is formed by the river and a chain of five artificial lakes, the largest of which is 30-mile-long Lake Buchanan. The river and thousands of acres of land along its banks are owned and controlled by the

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Canyon of the Eagles Resort: A Highland Lakes, Texas Solution for Vegans

Date: 8/16/2017 3:18:00 AM

I spent three nights at Canyon of the Eagles during blazing hot July. It’s right on Lake Buchanan, has dozens of rocking chairs for relaxing, hiking trails, an observatory, and a chef and kitchen crew who happily provide for vegans. If you’re looking

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Monsters of the Cart Paths


Date: 8/14/2017 4:23:00 PM

The members, some of whom ride five or six days a week and know a lot of the less-trafficked pavement in and around Williamson County, spend their days exploring backroads to spots like Salado and Lake Buchanan. “We know it’s healthy and fun

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CSA Salt Works Hidden Under Lake Buchanan

Date: 8/11/2017 7:24:00 PM

Though salt appears everywhere, you may have never seen a salt works. Today, finding salt cheaply and easily is simply a matter of going to your nearest grocery store, but that salt has to come from nature. Salt works extract the salt from water or the

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Recent rains help lift a few burn bans this week


Date: 8/8/2017 4:13:00 PM

Over 7? of rain fell between Llano and east of of Lake Buchanan. As for our metro counties, 3-5? totals took over much of Williamson and Travis counties. Area-wide rainfall totals from Monday, August 7, 2017. Shortly after, county commissioners decided

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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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