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Recreations and Marinas

In the winter, the marina doesn’t have a single thing going on.

The summer may not be that different, actually, because this lake is currently at only 20% capacity. (But that’s almost double the level of its neighbor Lake Mackenzie.)

Greenbelt Reservoir, Texas
photographed 12.27.2019

at 38.6% capacity

If there’s no rain, there’s no lake to speak of. This lake is currently at only 38.6% capacity. However, there’s a lake only 50 miles away from this one that’s at 12% capacity, so that makes this one practically at flood stage.

Droughts are awful.

Lake Colorado City State Park
near Colorado City, Texas
photographed 3.16.2018

The effects of the drought were severe


It doesn’t take a hydrologist to see that a dock without a drop of water anywhere nearby isn’t a good sign.

Lake Buchanan is part of the watershed managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority. According to their website, lakes Buchanan and Travis – which provide municipal water supplies for several cities – are currently at 34% capacity. If (or, probably, when) that number drops below 30%, the LCRA will issue a declaration called the “Drought Worse Than the Drought of Record.”* Issuance of this declaration will put into place a series of water restrictions on all customers. The LCRA says there is a “small chance” this could occur as soon as February 2015.

(what’s left of) Lake Buchanan, Texas
photographed 11.28.2014

*It’s sort of an interesting series of words, isn’t it?

February 10

Odd thing, yesterday’s weather. It rained. It doesn’t do that much, what with the drought and all. That rain led to another odd thing – puddles.

Sunset, reflected in a roadside puddle
US 84 and County Road 3100
Lubbock County, Texas

photographed 2.12.2012

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