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Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake

Aberdeen News

Date: 9/20/2014 11:17:00 AM

People watch the rushing water at the north end of Barton Springs pool where the spillway enters Barton Creek and flows towards Lady Bird Lake Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Iron fences were knocked down as flood waters continue to rush through

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Bachelor: John King

Austin Monthly

Date: 9/20/2014 10:37:00 AM

The Austin native played defensive lineman and linebacker while at Rhodes College, and these days, he does stand-up paddleboarding, takes MMA and kickboxing classes at Eastside Austin Elite, plays soccer and runs around Lady Bird Lake. But after a day of b

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Barton Creek, Lady Bird Lake reopen to boats at noon


Date: 9/20/2014 8:52:00 AM

The boat ban on Lady Bird Lake and Barton Creek will expire at noon today, Austin city officials said. The ban was put in place because recent floods washed debris into the waterways and caused swift currents. Officials cautioned that water levels will be

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Lakes reopen after ban


Date: 9/20/2014 8:24:00 AM

The Austin Fire Department will reopen Lady Bird Lake and Barton Creek to watercraft at noon on Saturday. Lake Austin, which was closed while emergency teams searched for missing Travis County Sheriffs Deputy Jessica Hollis, reopened Friday evening

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It Will Take an Insane Amount of Rain Before the Highland Lakes Recover

State Impact

Date: 9/19/2014 6:12:00 PM

So much rain fell over downtown Austin that the statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan along Lady Bird Lake looked like he was walking on water. It brought back memories of the Halloween floods last fall — back then Stevie was standing in water waist-deep

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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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