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Former St. Edward's student dies in kayaking accident

Hilltop Views

Date: 1/21/2016 6:01:00 PM

Julian Dahmen, 31, former St. Edward’s University alumnus and teacher at Austin Discovery School, died Jan. 9 in a kayaking accident on Lake Buchanan. Dahmen was kayaking with his girlfriend, Kera Kinack, on that Saturday evening, when choppy lake

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Highland Lakes Start New Year Above Normal for First Time in Eight Years

TIME WARNER CABLE NEWS

Date: 1/14/2016 5:50:00 PM

It's a big change from the recent drought, and Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan together are at just under 90 percent of available water storage. John Hofmann, with the Lower Colorado River Authority, said Lake Travis is 54 feet higher than it was in January

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TPWD News Digest for Jan. 8-14, 2016

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Date: 1/14/2016 2:50:00 PM

NEWS DIGEST/Texas Game Wardens?utm_campaign=govdelivery-email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ]: In this shared status update, Texas Game Wardens report the body of a missing kayaker was found on Lake Buchanan on Sunday morning. * PHOTO https

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Lake Levels Above Normal For First Time Since January 2008

TIME WARNER CABLE NEWS

Date: 1/13/2016 9:52:00 PM

Lake Travis rose more than 53 feet in 2015 • Lake Buchanan rose more than 25 feet. • As of Jan. 1, the combined storage of the region’s water supply reservoirs stood at 87 percent • Lake Travis is 10 feet above average • Lake Buchanan is 2

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Parents, Coworkers Remember Teacher as Gifted Mentor, Role Model

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Date: 1/12/2016 1:57:00 PM

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens recovered Dahmen’s body from Lake Buchanan on Sunday. Monday classes were cancelled as teachers and students grieved for Dahmen, according to a notice on the school’s website. “Austin Discovery School

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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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