Lady Bird Lake News

Women’s March planned for day after inauguration

Dallas Voice

Date: 12/2/2016 2:02:00 PM

During legislative sessions, marches often begin in a park across Lady Bird Lake along Riverside Drive, across the Congress Street Bridge and proceed up Congress Avenue to the Capitol. On its Facebook page, organizers wrote they will march to the Capitol

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Community news: MoPac back to three northbound lanes

Date: 12/2/2016 11:18:00 AM

All three northbound lanes of MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) reopened about 6 a.m. Friday between Lady Bird Lake and Enfield Road, following the completion of three days of overnight construction. The road in April had been reduced to two lanes through a short

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The Rebirth of Congress Avenue

Austin Monthly

Date: 12/2/2016 7:10:00 AM

And on Congress, the times they are a-changin’. Though it was proclaimed a National Register Historic District in 1978, the stretch of Congress between the Capitol and Lady Bird Lake has always been in flux. But in the past 20 years it, along with much

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Third lane of MoPac finally opens at Lady Bird Lake


Date: 12/2/2016 5:39:00 AM

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Drivers will be rejoicing as the third lane of northbound MoPac has finally opened at Lady Bird Lake and the Enfield Road exit. Video released by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority shows a simulation of what it will look like

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Film fails to show the warmth of Jackie Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson

Dallas News

Date: 12/1/2016 1:49:00 PM

I can understand why she doesn't want to move into the White House immediately. Maybe I should go work off some of my stress at Lady Bird Lake. The hike and bike trail around the lake was one of Lady Bird Johnson's first projects after returning to Texas

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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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