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Austin Watershed

Have you visited Shoal Creek, which flows through 11 miles of Austin, from north of Braker Lane to Lady Bird Lake? Urban impacts are taking a toll on this beau...tiful creek. You can help Shoal Creek Conservancy plan a better future for this creek. Take their online questionnaire at!

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I wrote about what it's like to go to HBO's big "Westworld" activation at SXSW

SXSW's hottest ticket this year might be HBO's recreation of the sci-fi/western town of Sweetwater, outside of Austin.

Looks pretty exotic, doesn't it? This is Buffalo Bayou in the heart of the fourth largest city in the USA, Houston!

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The Medina River

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Guadalupe River State Park - Texas Parks & Wildlife

15 seconds of “aaahhhh” from your friends at the park.

The Bosque River as it empties into the Brazos.

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Colorado River Alliance

Lunch & learn this coming Monday! Join us to hear two of our state's top experts talk about fish in the Colorado River, plus oysters, eels, and how Austin's economy is connected to coastal ecosystems.…

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Rick Cofer added 3 new photos — with Lindsey Derrington and 3 others.

Telling Austin’s undersold stories! Thank you Shoal Creek Conservancy, Joanna Wolaver, Ted Siff, Ted Lee Eubanks, Mitchell McGovern, & Charles Peveto. And thank you Jeffrey Travillion, Gina Hinojosa, & Michael Barnes for drawing attention to this moment today!

Want to ensure Texas' future leaders preserve and protect our community's lifeblood: the Texas Colorado River? Here's how you can help: March 1st and 2nd is #Am...plifyATX, the annual 24-hour giving event across the city. Can you commit to raising a bit of money during Amplify Austin for the Colorado River Alliance? Whether your goal is $200 or $2,000, we need people to sign up as "champions" for the river.

Head to our Amplify Austin page between now and February 28 at…, click "create campaign page," and follow the instructions from there! if you need any help, please email Development Associate, Scott Sticker, at

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The Colorado River Alliance champions the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River through education and engagement.
We continue to repost Texas River Tracing posts, this one from August 2006. See links to posts and reposts of other tracings here. We hit the Navidad just west of Schulenburg. After tripping down the bank — no kidding — we found only shallow pools of water pocking the sandy riverbed. Giant swall...

A railroad bridge, now a footbridge, somewhere along the Brazos River.

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Phase one of the project launches with a March 21 groundbreaking.
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Angie Zinker to Texas Bridges & Crossings - History

Was searching for an Indian fight location where my family had a herd of cattle on the Pecos River and were attacked in 1872. The location was Dagger Bend. It... wasn't easy to find, but Pat Dearen helped me find it. My Dad and I visited it last year, 2017. My Dad's ggrandfather was at that location in 1872, and my Dad stood where his ggrandfather did. And many years after the cattle drive of 1872, they built a bridge across the old crossing. And that bridge is now defunct.

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It took us just three days to trace the Colorado River from its source to its mouth \u2013 by car and on foot \u2013 in part because we know the waterway well.
No matter how often one crosses the Brazos River east of Interstate 35, one tends to miss the falls. Yes, the lower Brazos, generally brown and sluggish, turns whit ish and rapid just below Marlin. Few bridges cross the river here. Kayaks and canoes negotiate it regularly, stopping only to portage a...
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Southwest Region is at New Mexico .

The last remaining native mussel in New Mexico, the Texas hornshell, is being listed under the Endangered Species Act. Once abundant throughout the rivers in s...outhern New Mexico and the Rio Grande basin in Texas, the Texas hornshell has declined dramatically and currently occupies only about 15% of its historical range. Additional information on the Texas hornshell and today’s announcement is available at: #mussels #liversoftherivers #NewMexico #Texas #conservation

Photo Credit - Dan Trujillo, NMDGF

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