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Welcome rain, summertime fun and worshiping wheels

Southeast Missourian

Date: 5/23/2015 10:00:00 PM

Lake and river levels are up everywhere, and the rain continues. Even North Texas is no longer drought-stricken. Lake Buchanan near Austin remains low, yet much of the dried-up lake was delightfully covered this spring with bluebonnets! Congratulations to

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A summer forecast you’ve been waiting on for years


Date: 5/19/2015 7:36:00 PM

The Highland Lakes, specifically Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan, are the source of water for more than 1,000,000 Central Texans. Lake Travis has not been full in five years. In fact, May 1 of this year ranks as the third lowest in combined storage between

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Operation Game Thief program a powerful tool for wardens


Date: 5/16/2015 10:09:00 PM

A call to the OGT tip line resulted in the solving of a years-old "cold case" involving a fatal nighttime boating accident on Lake Buchanan in which a vessel ran over a smaller boat holding three teenage anglers, then left the scene. One of the teens was

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One boat ramp open on Lake Travis, possibly more to come


Date: 5/15/2015 4:00:00 PM

"It's nice to see that going up. Ideally another 30, 40 feet would be great," Nodland said. According to the LCRA website, Lake Travis is only 40 percent full and Lake Buchanan is 38 percent full

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Bucket by bucket, drought fades in Dallas area, around state

Dallas News

Date: 5/14/2015 9:39:00 PM

But there are still significant problems in other parts of the state, including Austin, where the key reservoirs of Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan are less than 40 percent of capacity; San Angelo, where reservoirs are at less than 10 percent of capacity

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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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