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A close encounter with a religious porcupine

Boerne Star

Date: 4/26/2016 9:19:00 AM

On a recent visit to Lake Buchanan, my wife and I decided to take a ride on an old ATV we keep at our little cabin up there. It was late in the evening but still light enough to see the bounty of lush green grass, the seas of wildflowers and to enjoy

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Firefighters put out large fire at abandoned Tymber Skan apartment

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 4/24/2016 9:06:00 PM

A caller reported seeing the flames coming from the roof of the building, Huynh said. The building is in a complex bordering Lake Catherine and Lake Buchanan. Firefighters will monitor hotspots overnight to make sure the fire doesn't reignite

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Floodgates to open at Mansfield Dam for first time in 9 years

fox7austin.com

Date: 4/24/2016 5:55:00 PM

The LCRA said the rain filtering into the lakes is more than Lake Travis or Lake Buchanan can safely hold, so the time has come to open the floodgates at Mansfield Dam. “It’s like the thing everybody goes to watch I guess,” Acosta said. The LCRA said

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LCRA lets water flow from 4 dams Friday

fox7austin.com

Date: 4/22/2016 6:09:00 PM

With all the rain we've been getting, the LCRA opened a floodgate at Lake Buchanan this week and let the water flow down through the system. On Friday, Starcke Dam at Lake Marble Falls was one of 4 LCRA dams letting water flow through the floodgates

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LCRA to open floodgates upstream from Austin at Starcke, Wirtz dams

Statesman

Date: 4/22/2016 8:59:00 AM

On Thursday, the LCRA opened floodgates at its dam on Lake Buchanan and at Tom Miller Dam on Lake Austin. 8:10 LCRA Alert: Floodgate ops at Starcke Dam beginning. Take action to protect people & property along #LakeTravis. pic.twitter.com/f29gaRmhar

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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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