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

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The Bosque River is rightly celebrated in song and story. Of the shorter West Texas waterways, it's among the most charismatic. We followed it backwards -- from mouth to source -- but that method afforded some fresh insights. The Bosque enters the Brazos through a wide canyon in West Waco. Actually,...

The San Bernard River

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College buddy Joe Starr and I spent the weekend tracing our seventh Texas river, the prettiest yet. The Guadalupe River, best known to Austinites for tubes and floods, rises in Kerr County near Sisterdale, flows swiftly through Guadalupe River State Park and rugged Hill Country before folding into C...
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Austin Watershed added 2 new photos.

Join us next Tuesday (2/13) at Austin Energy Green Building's Professional Development Seminar to learn how to design & create rain gardens! Rain gardens help s...ave water, reduce flooding & erosion, and protect the water quality of our creeks and lakes ( Find event details & register at #ATXGrowGreen

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The Nolan River is a mere 27 miles long. Yet it forms all or part of two lakes. And it helps turn the Brazos River from a West Texas waterway into a broader presence on the North Central Texas prairies. And it's surprisingly beautiful. We first caught up with it on our recent Texas River...

Not far from the source of the Red River.

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Texas Rivers & Streams - Texas Parks and Wildlife

A look underwater in one of Texas' great places, Balmorhea State Park. These Headwater Catfish are one of several imperiled species TPWD and USFWS are currentl...y studying at Balmorhea. Keep an eye out for them in the canal next time you visit! #tpwd #usfws #balmorheastatepark #texasfish #nativefish

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