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SIZZLING SUMMER HEAT RESULTS IN RENEWED DROUGHT CONDITIONS

SIZZLING SUMMER HEAT RESULTS IN RENEWED DROUGHT CONDITIONS

Though rivers and reservoirs throughout the state remain relatively full, this summer’s extended hot and dry weather brought a return to drought conditions to some portions of the state.
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Why Is The Water So Brown? It’s All About Turbidity

Why Is The Water So Brown? It’s All About Turbidity

Seeing an unusual color in the waters of our rivers and lakes has been a recent cause of concern for many in the Brazos River basin. Discoloration of the water is caused by the suspension of particles, a process called turbidity. There can be many causes for turbidity in the Brazos basin.
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Potential Flood Gate Releases Below Possum Kingdom Lake

Potential Flood Gate Releases Below Possum Kingdom Lake

Those planning to canoe or tube the Brazos River below Possum Kingdom Lake must be aware that with current weather conditions, there is the possibility that flood gate releases of water into the Brazos River may become necessary. Should a release take place, water levels in the river will rise quickly, providing a potentially dangerous and life-threatening situation. Before putting into the river in a canoe, kayak or tube, please plan to take all precautions necessary to insure your safety with proper equipment and through access to information on changing river conditions. Flood gate releases are posted regularly on this page and on the BRA Facebook page.
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Boater Safety Class Added to BRA Schedule

Boater Safety Class Added to BRA Schedule

The Brazos River Authority has added an additional Boater Safety Class to the summer, 2015 calendar. Scheduled for July 24 at Lake Limestone, the Boater Safety Course provides one additional opportunity to receive the boater certification required by state law for some and recommended for all adult operators.
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Don't Pick Up Hitchhikers This Boating Season

Don't Pick Up Hitchhikers This Boating Season

You probably wouldn’t pick up a hitchhiker and bring them home to your neighborhood. Would you consider picking up hitchhikers at the lake that could create havoc on your drinking water and cost you a great deal of money? Probably not; but, most people don’t know they could be doing just that. You can help stop the spread of these invasive mollusks simply by cleaning your boat before venturing into a new area.
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