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LCRA: Late October rain boosts lakes


Date: 11/17/2015 6:47:00 AM

Although much of the October rain fell downstream of the Highland Lakes, Lake Travis still rose more than 5 feet, while Lake Buchanan rose more than 2 feet from late October through early November. “This year has been one of extremes,” said John

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Highland Lakes LCRA Water Plan Approved


Date: 11/4/2015 9:01:00 PM

The water level is rising at Lake Buchanan. Along with Lake Travis, the lakes provides much of the drinking water for Central Texas. Earlier this year, things looked much different. The LCRA's new Water Management Plan aims to keep more water in the lake

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Heavy rain benefits lakes, drought status


Date: 10/24/2015 8:42:00 AM

Lake Travis stood at 664.9 feet above sea level before rain moved into the area, and Lake Buchanan’s level was 1005.1 ft. Check current levels below: The Colorado River below Austin is just out of its banks Saturday morning, and a minor “flood wave

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CRAZY KICKER: A good day to ride

Mineral Wells Index

Date: 10/19/2015 5:29:00 PM

Brittany Buchanan said what likely most, if not all, of the 267 riders in Saturday’s 12th Annual Mineral Wells Crazy Kicker 100 feel. “Any day you get to ride is a good day,” said the Mineral Wells cyclist and triathlete, who said she often rides and

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Homes tour preview: Builders showcase Hill Country dwellings (Slideshow)

The Business Journal

Date: 10/15/2015 8:29:00 AM

Four of the homes on tour are near Kingsland, south of Lake Buchanan, two are in Marble Falls and three are near Fredericksburg. A panel of experts picked The Harbors home as the Best of the Parade. It was built by Brother Sun Builders, a Kingsland company

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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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