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Texas' first lift-accessed bike park is called Spider Park for a reason

Dallas Morning News

Date: 1/15/2019 10:00:00 PM

Spider Mountain Bike Park, run by ski resort purveyors Mountain Capital Partners, is located on the banks of Lake Buchanan in central Texas near Burnet, about 60 miles northwest of Austin. The park of

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Lost Rare Earth Mine Could be Worth Billions

Energy and Capital

Date: 1/14/2019 9:38:00 AM

The LCRA built a dam, redirected water from the nearby Colorado River, and flooded Barringer Hill and the surrounding areas to create a water reservoir called Lake Buchanan. Today, Lake Buchanan is su

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Record-setting rainfall brings wet start to Austin's new year

Austin American-Statesman

Date: 1/3/2019 5:32:00 PM

The LCRA expected to keep it open for several days and said it was using hydroelectric generation to release some of the water in Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan, which had both swelled to 100 percent o

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Spider Mountain Bike Park Opens January 18!

Dirt Rag

Date: 12/26/2018 3:43:00 AM

With views of Lake Buchanan, the property is on one of the larger mountains in central Texas, with a mix of live oaks and cedar trees and is home to a variety of wildlife. It is conveniently located a

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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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