Colorado River




LCRA announces water releases at Starcke Dam in March

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Water rushes through just one of the 10 floodgates on Max Starke Dam below Lake Marble Falls. LCRA announced they will be releasing water through partially opened floodgates in March while conducting maintenance.





From staff reports

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) will begin making routine water releases at Max Starcke Dam in Marble Falls next month, the agency announced this week.


Birds of prey soar on the Colorado River

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Colder winters in the northeast motivate eagles to migrate to Texas for temporary homestead.



By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

At the height of the winter season, catching a glimpse of one of the largest birds of prey on Earth is not out of reach for visitors to Burnet and Llano counties.

From December to spring time, Lake Buchanan and the Colorado River which feeds into it, along both the counties have become migrating grounds to the American bald eagle and a number of their juvenile brood. …


Kayaker treks Colorado River, Highland Lakes on Gulf excursion

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Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Ethan West, at just 22 years old, embarked recently on a kayaking adventure from near the headwaters of the Llano River to the Gulf Coast. The Highlander caught up to him April 10 at the LBJ Yacht Club and Marina on Lake LBJ as he started to make a transition onto Lake Marble Falls.





By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The spirit of adventure can motivate people to do extraordinary things. For Ethan West, it was his motivation to kayak to the Gulf of Mexico.

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