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The Winfield Daily Courier

Date: 6/21/2016 7:52:00 PM

•Roger Carmody, Cambridge, was the victim of theft in the 1900 block of E. Ninth Ave. •Leslie Hunt, Ark City, and Michelle Buchanan, Mulvane, were involved in a non-injury accident at the Winfield City Lake. Buchanan was cited for leaving the scene of

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Do your research to plan the perfect lake retreat

My West Texas

Date: 6/11/2016 11:43:00 PM

We’ve already made plans to be at the lake.” Many families have second homes or favorite campsites at Lake Nasworthy or Lake Buchanan or Horseshoe Bay. For my family, “the lake” has always meant Possum Kingdom. The four-hour drive east on

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Why the LCRA prevents Lake Buchanan from reaching 100%


Date: 6/7/2016 9:03:00 PM

As of June 7, Lake Buchanan is 94 percent full with a height of 1017.7 feet mean sea level (msl). "Lake Buchanan is considered full for water supply purposes at 1020 feet msl," said Clara Tuma, the Supervisor of External Communications/Public Information

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Swimming in Austin? Watch out for high bacteria levels


Date: 6/6/2016 8:57:00 PM

In general, he says the Highland Lakes maintain good water quality. Recent tests in Lake Austin, Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan all show test results within the state recommended limits. Those tests include an analysis of E. coli. “It’s a good idea to

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Danger of submerged debris prompts boat ban on Lake Travis


Date: 6/6/2016 4:32:00 PM

Boating is now banned on all the Highland Lakes south of Lake Buchanan: Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls and Travis. Boating is also now banned on Lady Bird Lake. A year ago, Lake Travis was about 50 feet lower. So much of its limestone banks were exposed that

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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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