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Austin-area apartment rents hit record high

Austin American-Statesman

Date: 7/20/2018 10:28:00 PM

Connor Hillard, an account executive with a local public affairs consulting firm, said he found a place that meets all his requirements in the RiverView apartment tower just east of downtown, overlook

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These 9 new luxury hotels have intro rates for $176 a night and under right now


Date: 7/20/2018 9:47:00 AM

Taking over a former 1965 inn, the stylish hotel with views overlooking Lady Bird Lake and Congress Bridge has 428 guestrooms decked out with modern light fixtures and floor-to-ceiling windows. It tou

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Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/19/2018

Water Resources Outlook - July

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State to fine city of Austin for fish kills, water main breaks


Date: 7/17/2018 4:17:00 PM

A 2016 KXAN investigation found the city’s pipes leaked over 5.8 billion gallons of drinkable water, which is enough to fill Lady Bird Lake 2.4 times

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Walk to all of Austin's best offerings from this Barton Springs condo

Culture Map Austin

Date: 7/16/2018 10:00:00 AM

The lowdown: Tucked between Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, and Barton Springs, this spacious condominium sits in one of the region's most sought-after areas. Barton Place condos give homeowners easy acc

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• River: Colorado River (Texas)
• Surface Area: 416 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 18 feet
Lady Bird Lake, an artificial lake on the Colorado River, stretches more than five miles through the south side of Austin in Travis County (centered at 30°15' N, 97°43' W). Named Town Lake, it was formed in 1960 by the construction of Longhorn Dam and is owned and operated by the city of Austin in cooperation with the Lower Colorado River Authority. The surface area of the lake is 416 acres, and it is used primarily for flood control and recreation. Development near the lake has caused much outcry among those who believe that the area should be left as a "green belt" as originally planned. Located on the lake's shoreline are hotels and apartments, in addition to various civic and recreational buildings and parks, including the municipal auditorium and the Aqua Festival grounds. Auditorium Shores, a scenic part of the south riverbank, was designated a part of the city's beautification plans. The park features gardens, picnic grounds, and a hike and bike trail along the lake. After the death of former First Lady Claudia Alta Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson, Austin changed the name from Town Lake to Lady Bird Lake in her honor.

"LADY BIRD LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed June 25, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on January 31, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Good bank access to Lady Bird Lake is available at Auditorium Shores and Festival Beach Park. Shoreline access is also available at Red Bud Island in the upper end of the reservoir near Tom Miller Dam. The Austin hike and bike trail circles almost the entire lower two thirds of the reservoir offering access to the bank. Unimproved boat ramps are located on the north shore at Festival Beach and behind the Holiday Inn Hotel west of I-35. One additional ramp for boats that can be carried is located across Stephen F. Austin Street from Austin High School.


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