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  TPWD: An Analysis of Texas Waterways (PWD RP T3200-1047) -- Colorado River
The Colorado River along its upper reaches does not have a steady flow of water until the Concho River enters the riverbed in Concho County.
The river area is moderately accessible because of the existence of several private fishing camps.
The section of the Colorado River from La Grange to the Gulf of Mexico is a slow-moving, scenic coastal river.
www.tpwd.state.tx.us /publications/pwdpubs/pwd_rp_t3200_1047/15_c_tx_colorado.phtml?print=false   (1604 words)

  
 Colorado River (Texas) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Colorado River as it winds through the Austin area.
The Colorado River is the name of a 894-mile long river in Texas in the United States of America.
This river, allegedly misnamed because of a mapping error by early Spanish explorers, flows southeastward from the northwestern portion of Texas near the base of the Texas Panhandle toward the Gulf of Mexico.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colorado_River_(Texas)   (146 words)

  
 Texas Information, history, demographics, and statistics -(A Texas Primer part 2)
The climates of Texas range from the hot subhumid found in the Rio Grande valley to the cold semiarid of the northern part of the Panhandle, and from the warm humid in the east to the arid of the Trans-Pecos.
The dense pine forests of eastern Texas contrast with the deserts of the western part of the state, and the grassy plains of the north contrast with the semiarid brushes of southern Texas.
Texas, however, claimed all the territory from the mouth of the Rio Grande to its source in southern Colorado, a claim vigorously opposed by those who wished to exclude slavery from the territories newly acquired from Mexico.
www.lone-star.net /mall/texasinfo/texas.htm   (4305 words)

  
 Colorado River
The river part of the dam is designed to pass a flood of 350,000 cfs (9,911 cms) and the intake structure is designed to pass 8,000 cfs (226 cms).
The United states Congress in the Colorado River Salinity Control Act of June 24, 1974, as amended, authorized the United States Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior, to construct the works required to implement the agreement in the United States.
The boundary follows the middle of the Colorado River for a river distance of 24 river miles (38 km) from the point where the California-Baja California land boundary intersects the river to the point where the Arizona-Sonora land boundary intersects the river.
www.ibwc.state.gov /html/colorado_river.html   (1301 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online: COLORADO RIVER
The Colorado River, measured in length and drainage area, is the largest river wholly in Texas.
The Colorado River is probably the one called Kanahatino by Indians of the Caddoan linguistic family and Pashohono by some of the other Indian groups.
The name Colorado, Spanish for "red," is evidently a misnomer, for the water of the stream is clear and always has been, according to the earliest records of historians.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/CC/rnc10.html   (992 words)

  
 Colorado River, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The river itself is home to many species of aquatic plants that provide habitat and cover for a variety of fish that populate this section of the Colorado River.
The Colorado is one of those flatwater rivers that excites even a whitewater enthusiast because of the abundance of natural plants and animals to be seen.
The Colorado River is slowly becoming a popular place for paddlers, though you will not be inundated with crowds of other people on the river or along the banks.
southwestpaddler.com /docs/colorado4.html   (1318 words)

  
 Colorado River --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
river rising in western Texas, U.S., on the Llano Estacado (“Staked Plain”) in Dawson county, northeast of Lamesa.
The river flows generally east-southeastward across the arid terrain of northern Patagonia and the southern Pampas and is a border for four provinces.
The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a distinctive...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9024840?tocId=9024840   (952 words)

  
 Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Little remains of that coloration on the lower river, because the Colorado is impounded by a series of seven dams for nearly 125 miles, with the last of these being in Texas' capital city of Austin.
This is an area of agriculture and cattle ranching, and the Colorado River is relatively remote as it flows through the area, although it is never far from the local roads.
The Colorado River is noted for its population of bald eagles.
members.aol.com /Mmcbs3/colorado.html   (843 words)

  
 ninemsn Encarta - Search Results - Colorado
Colorado, one of the Midwestern states of the United States, bordered on the north by Wyoming and Nebraska; on the east by Nebraska and Kansas; on...
Colorado (river, Texas, United States), one of the principal rivers of Texas.
Colorado (river, United States/Mexico), river, south-west United States and north-western Mexico, 2,334 km (1,450 mi) long, the longest river west of...
au.encarta.msn.com /Colorado.html   (103 words)

  
 NSLA - Archives & Records - Colorado River Commission of Nevada
The State of Nevada expressed official interest in the development of the Colorado River as early as 1869, soon after acquiring from Congress the area that became the southernmost portion of the state.
The new act changed the agency's name to the Colorado River Commission, provided for more generous funding, increased its membership to five (the governor, who was to serve as chairman, and four appointees), imposed stricter qualifications for the appointed commissioners, and spelled out the Commission's responsibilities in greater detail.
The Committee of Sixteen, consisting of two representatives from each of the seven states of the Colorado Basin and two representatives of the Hoover dam power contractors ("power allottees"), met regularly from 1938 to 1945 and dealt with problems and disputes between the signatory states of the Colorado River Compact.
dmla.clan.lib.nv.us /docs/nsla/archives/archival/exec/crc.htm   (3831 words)

  
 :: Buckmasters Texas ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Organizers hope to launch 650 canoes and kayaks for the Rivers 2001 Cleanup on June 17 to break the Guinness World Record for the largest free-floating canoe raft while ensuring a record-breaking cleanup along the Colorado River.
Texas Parks and Wildlife in cooperation with Keep Austin Beautiful, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Lower Colorado River Authority, Keep Texas Beautiful, City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Austin Outdoor Gear and Guidance, Austin Paddling Club, Texas Water Foundation, Travis County, and others are coordinating the events.
For information on the river cleanup June 16 on the Colorado River between Austin and Bastrop, phone the Lower Colorado River Authority in Austin at (512) 473-3200 Ext.
www.buckmasters.com /more_buckmasters/zones/Features/ZONE9AustinRivers.html   (443 words)

  
 Lower Colorado River Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lower Colorado River Authority or LCRA was formed in 1934 by the Texas legislature.
The LCRA currently operates six hydroelectric dams along the Colorado River in the Central Texas area:
The LCRA also purchases electricity generated by wind power projects in West Texas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lower_Colorado_River_Authority   (157 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online: UPPER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY
The Texas legislature in 1944 remitted to the authority for a period of twenty years the state ad valorem taxes collected in the two counties for general revenue purposes.
In September 1948 the Upper Colorado River Authority purchased from the United States, for $820,000, the conservation storage capacity of 80,400 acre-feet at the North Concho Dam and Reservoir (later O. Fisher Lake), located just northwest of San Angelo.
The river authority is governed by a board of directors appointed by the governor to six-year overlapping terms.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/UU/mwu2.html   (269 words)

  
 Colorado Bend State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Texas Parks and Wildlife set the land aside and restricted all access to allow Mother Nature to lend her healing hand.  Time passed slowly, and the land gradually restored itself.
Now Colorado Bend is open to the public on limited access.  It is literally the perfect example of a nature-lover's state park.  It is remote (can only be reached by a long, washboarded dirt road) and in a primitive state (campsites have no water or electricity and there are no restrooms, only chemical toilets).
Colorado Bend State Park is located near the town of Bend, Texas.  Since none of you have ever heard of this town, you might have heard of either San Saba or Lampasas.  These towns are in the remote vicinity of the park.
www.benstarr.com /colorado_bend.html   (374 words)

  
 Hargreaves Associates - Landscape Architecture and Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Based on public input and research the site is organized to take advantage of the Park's distinctive riverfront location by organizing the most passive riverine experiences close to the river's edge and gradually progressing to more active uses as one moves away form the river and out of the floodplain.
The programming for the site includes a wide corridor along the river's edge intended to be enhanced to a native condition and include a small section for a community / botanic garden for a more solitary riparian and educational experience.
The addition of a children's adventure playground and a senior area are intended to appeal to a cross-section of age groups and a pavilion and commons area are included for cultural activities and performances.
www.hargreaves.com /news/design/colorado.html   (285 words)

  
 Colorado, river, United States
The mouth of the river was seen by Francisco de Ulloa in 1539; the lower part was explored by Hernando de Alarcón in 1540.
River, 894 mi (1,439 km) long, rising in the Llano Estacado, NW Tex., and flowing SE to Matagorda Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico; drains c.41,500 sq mi (107,485 sq km).
The Upper Colorado River Authority regulates the upper Colorado and the several branches of the Concho, a principal tributary.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/us/A0812939.html   (435 words)

  
 EO Newsroom: New Images - Colorado River Delta
A hundred years ago the river would have cut through this entire picture and plowed straight through to the Gulf of California, the mouth of which can be seen in solid blue at the lower righthand corner of the image.
Nearly all the water that flows into the Colorado River is now siphoned off for use in crop irrigation and for residential use.
The bluish purple river that appears to be flowing from the Gulf of California to the north is actually an inlet that formed in the bed of the Colorado River after it receded.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=4732   (455 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Colorado River Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Colorado River in Texas in the United Stat...
The Colorado River in the western United States and Mexico that passes through the Grand Canyon.
The Colorado River in Texas in the United States.
www.ipedia.com /colorado_river.html   (149 words)

  
 Colorado River Disputes
These include the ecology of discrete sections of the river, construction projects affecting the river, the historical use of the river, and legislative efforts at protecting the Colorado.
This is the site of the Colorado River Alliance and has a great deal of information and multiple links to other pages.
Riverside Technology Inc., which is a water resource and engineering consulting firm, was selected by the State of Colorado to develop a decision support system to manage the waters of the Colorado River.
www.colorado.edu /conflict/CASES/colorive.html   (892 words)

  
 Colorado River - TX
The river was flowing around 1200CFS and we had a good southeasterly breeze.
The river was relatively low, slow, and clear compared to the high/fast/muddy water of June.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Analysis of Texas Waterways and Texas Public Boater Access located on the TPWD website.
www.paddling.net /places/showReport.html?875   (183 words)

  
 Texas Map Turtle
The Texas Map Turtle (Graptemys versa) is found in the Colorado River System.
is common in the Colorado River as well as in many of the ponds and lakes near the river.
One of the best features about this species and the Colorado River are the creeks that run into the river.
www.graptemys.com /gversa.htm   (378 words)

  
 Colorado River Diversions
The South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group's draft report, issued in June 2000, suggests diverting 100,000 to 150,000 acre-feet per year from the Colorado River near the coast towards San Antonio.
Though such a project would be many years away if it happens at all, residents of the Highland Lakes area started organizing in 1995 to squelch diversions of Colorado River water (1).
In January 2001 the San Antonio Water System Board and the Lower Colorado River Authority reached a deal that would allow San Antonio to purchase up to 150,000 acre-feet of water for up to 80 years, ensuring San Antonio's water supply for most of this century (4).
www.edwardsaquifer.net /colorado.html   (1094 words)

  
 Bastrop, Texas
Even though he was a fraud, however, his place of honor in Texas history is genuine.
Joseph Draper Sayers was the last Confederate soldier to become governor of Texas, serving from I899 to 1903.
This 906-acre lake is primarily a cooling pond for the Lower Colorado River Authority's Sim Gideon Power Plant.
www.lnstar.com /mall/txtrails/bastrop.htm   (668 words)

  
 Lower Colorado River parks and Central Texas nature preserves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Along the Colorado River west of the Montopolis bridge.
North of Texas 71 East in Onion Creek.
Between the 100 and 900 blocks on the east side of Loop 360 (Capital of Texas Highway North).
www.austin360.com /recreation/content/recreation/guides/camp/austin_otherparks.html   (692 words)

  
 Colorado River Fishing -- Colorado River Fishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Colorado River Rafting colorado white water rafting rafting colorado colorad...
Whitewater Rafting in Colorado The Arkansas River (in Central Colorado) is America's #1 whitewater river.
Colorado river fishing Home fly fishing ice fishing fishing trip bass fishing canada fly in fishing fly fishing ice fishing fishing trip bass fishing canada fly in fishing deep sea fishing fishing...
www.pk-fishing.com /coloradoriverfishing   (1332 words)

  
 Kayak amd canoe paddling video clips: Colorado, WaterTribe Everglades Challenge, Florida, Texas Water SAfari, Pyramid ...
The movie was shot with a "helmet cam" mounted on a bow of Sisson Nucleus 100 kayak and connected to Canon Optura XI camcorder.
Paddling Sea Wind on South Platte River in January and February od 2004.
River flow: ~300cfs at Palisade, ~1400cfs at Colorado/Utah state border.
users.frii.com /uliasz/wayfarer/video.htm   (742 words)

  
 Modeling Coastal Sediment Transport at the Mouth of the Colorado River, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The upstream advance of saltwater into the historic freshwater reaches of the Loxahatchee River has altered the floodplain cypress forest community along the river and some of its tributaries.
A hydrodynamic/salinity model was developed to study the influence of freshwater input, tidal inlet deepening and sea level rise on the salinity regime in the estuary.
The model output and field data were examined and compared to assess the possibility of establishing a relationship between freshwater inflow and daily average salinity.
www.pubs.asce.org /WWWdisplay.cgi?0411208   (140 words)

  
 Texas Gulf Coast Seafood, Wholesale seafood restaurants, frozen Seafood, Matagorda seafood, Shrimp, Gulf Shrimp, ...
Matagorda Seafood, Colorado River Seafood of Matagorda specializing in the freshest Texas Gulf Coast seafood, Fresh caught seafood, wholesale seafood, gulf shrimp, fish, crabs, flounder, oysters, red snapper, restaurant supply, Restaurant distributor, fresh caught seafood, gulf shrimp, wholesale shrimp, Texas shrimping, fresh caught, Gulf of Mexico, Matagorda Bays, shrimp and oysters, table shrimp.
Colorado River Seafood offers its customers fresh seafood caught daily from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Matagorda Bays.
We are located at Matagorda, Texas, on the Colorado River Road to Matagorda Beach, just four miles south of the Intracoastal Waterway and Matagorda drawbridge.
www.matagordatexas.com /seafood   (316 words)

  
 KayakGuide.com - Colorado River, Texas USA
We paddled this stretch of the Colorado River, which winds some 500 miles through west and central Texas before flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, December 27, 2001.
Her goal was to research this section for possible paddling by Girl Scouts as there is a Girl Scout on this stretch of the river.
Sometimes we would have vegetated banks but often they were river cut banks and were either fl or red or showed bands of various colors.
www.kayakguide.com /USA/ColordTX.htm   (1219 words)

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