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LCRA awards $24K grant to Buchanan VFD

The Llano News

Date: 5/25/2017 4:14:00 PM

“Air tanks are vital safety gear for our firefighters when responding to a wide range of emergencies in the Lake Buchanan area.” Without a reliable air compressor at the fire station, Buchanan VFD’s responders would have to travel to neighboring fire

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LCRA grant to help replace damaged Buchanan VFD equipment

The River Cities Daily Tribune

Date: 5/24/2017 2:29:00 PM

“Air tanks are vital safety gear for our firefighters when responding to a wide range of emergencies in the Lake Buchanan area.” LCRA’s donation is one of a number of grants recently awarded through the entity’s Community Development Partnership

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Crews fighting Burnet Co. grass fire


Date: 5/12/2017 4:02:00 PM

Emergency crews are fighting a grass fire in Burnet County east of Lake Buchanan. It's happening near the intersection of Texas 29 and FM 2341, about four miles west of the city of Burnet. Authorities say the fire is not large but it is in a rough area and

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UPDATE: Fires contained in Burnet County, officials say

Date: 5/12/2017 2:15:00 PM

“There’s more there than they can take right now.” He said that eight or nine crews were battling the fire just east of Lake Buchanan and that he had been told a request was made for helicopters to drop water on it. A second blaze was burning near

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Camping in Lake Buchanan, Texas

Date: 5/6/2017 8:04:06 AM

Lake Buchanan can be found 10 miles west of the community of Burnet. According to the book “Off the Beaten Path: Texas,” if you want to fit in like a local here, be sure to pronounce the town’s name as if you were telling someone to "burn it" and

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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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