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Drought, human error spark peak of fire season in Highland Lakes

The River Cities Daily Tribune

Date: 8/25/2015 1:15:00 PM

Agencies from Cassie, Hoover’s Valley, East Lake Buchanan and the Burnet Volunteer Fire Department assisted on the scene. • Investigators blamed the heated underside of a broken-down vehicle, which eventually caught the car on fire, for sparking a 35

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Lightning strike ignites 50-acre blaze outside of Burnet

The River Cities Daily Tribune

Date: 8/20/2015 3:23:00 PM

“It was right around the time the storm was blowing in. We had multiple lightning strikes in the northwest portion in the county near Lake Buchanan. We noticed a heavy area of smoke,” Burnet Fire Department Deputy Chief Leland Raiford said. “Crews

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Firefighters contain brush fire near Lake Buchanan

KXAN

Date: 8/18/2015 8:07:00 PM

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) LLANO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Firefighters in Llano County fought a

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July rains give Lake Buchanan a hearty boost

KXAN

Date: 8/10/2015 6:57:00 PM

Since Jan. 1, Lake Travis is up about 47 ft, Lake Buchanan nearly 21 ft. See LCRA’s latest aerials (LCRA) Before seasonal hot, dry weather settled over Central Texas in mid-to-late July, storms with heavy rain moved across the Lake Buchanan watershed

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Perseid meteor shower 2015: Where to watch shooting stars in US cities

International Business Times

Date: 8/8/2015 12:52:00 AM

Lake Buchanan is a decent alternative, with the artificial lake away from cities and situated north-west of Austin. The Big Cypress National Preserve and the Chiefland Astronomy Village are popular spots for amateur astronomers and make perfect locations

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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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