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Waller Creek Tunnel Project redesign will cost less than estimated


Date: 10/23/2014 5:03:00 PM

AUSTIN -- The Waller Creek Tunnel Project has had its ups and downs. "Up": it promises to prevent flooding in 29 acres of downtown by running water from the creek to Lady Bird Lake, complete with a new boathouse and innovative park design that creates more

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Benefits of Clean Power Plan Are Measureable, Drop for Drop

The Energy Collective

Date: 10/23/2014 8:32:00 AM

To put this in perspective, ERCOT would save the equivalent of Lady Bird Lake in a little over a month; Lake Bastrop in three months; Lake Worth in six months; Lake Houston in three years; and the entire body of the San Antonio River in four years

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Anti-rail group incorrect that city proposition envisions no money for lanes on congested roads

Politi Fact

Date: 10/23/2014 7:29:00 AM

Specifically, city spokeswoman Samantha Alexander said, some of the promised spending would go to projects related to easing access to and from I-35 just south of Lady Bird Lake and there also would be projects related to Texas 71 -- plus a single new lane

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New rowing head coach brings winning tradition to Texas

The Daily Texan

Date: 10/22/2014 11:16:00 PM

When the women’s rowing team takes to Lady Bird Lake on Saturday to compete in the Head of the Colorado regatta, it will mark the first race in the program’s history without former head coach Carie Graves, who helped start the program in 1998 and

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Transportation updates—Central Austin, October 2014

Community Impact Newspaper

Date: 10/22/2014 6:38:00 AM

Street improvements will be made from Lady Bird Lake to Oltorf Street to preserve and enhance the historic and cultural value of the corridor and improve pedestrian safety. Improvements will include new traffic signals, street repavement, more back-in

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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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