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If These Walls Could Talk

Texas Observer

Date: 12/2/2016 6:17:00 AM

Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of sites were drowned and lost when Amistad Reservoir filled after the construction of Amistad Dam in 1969. And Amistad continues to threaten the rock shelters, both by pushing sediment deposition upstream, which fills canyons

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Unseen maintenance

Del Rio News-Herald

Date: 11/29/2016 10:03:00 AM

Amistad National Recreation Area consists of over 58,000 acres and it includes the area around the Amistad Reservoir at the confluence of the Rio Grande, the Devils River, and the Pecos River. We do not have an adequate number of staff to manage it

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Amistad Reservoir

bing.com

Date: 11/19/2016 2:05:01 AM

Amistad Reservoir (Spanish: Presa Amistad) is a reservoir on the Rio Grande at its confluence with the Devils River 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Del Rio, Texas. The lake is bounded by Val Verde County on the United States side of the international border

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Jasper-Newton-Sabine Counties Emergency Management

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Date: 11/9/2016 4:00:00 PM

River models are generating significant runoff with the current rainfall forecast, from Presidio through the Big Bend and into Amistad Reservoir. Plus, WGRFC forecasters will be coordinating with the International Boundary and Water Commission if it is

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Jasper-Newton-Sabine Counties Emergency Management

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Date: 10/26/2016 5:00:00 PM

River models are generating significant runoff with the current rainfall forecast, from Presidio through the Big Bend and into Amistad Reservoir. Plus, WGRFC forecasters will be coordinating with the International Boundary and Water Commission if it is

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• River: Rio Grande
• Surface Area: 32,068 Acres
• Volume: 1,840,849 Acre Feet
• Maximum Depth: 217 feet
An oasis in the desert, Amistad National Recreation Area consists of the U.S. portion of the International Amistad Reservoir. Amistad, whose name comes from the Spanish word meaning friendship, is best known for excellent water-based recreation, camping, hiking, rock art viewing, and it's rich cultural history. Amistad is also home to a wide variety of plant and animal life above and below the water.

The Amistad Reservoir was formed in November, 1969 by the construction of Amistad Dam to provide flood control, irrigation, water hydroelectric power, conservation, and recreation to the area. The dam and lake are managed by the United States government and Mexico.

Amistad Reservoir is located on the Rio Grande, 12 miles northwest of Del Rio in Val Verde County. The lake straddles the border of Texas and Mexico. By treaty, Texas has rights to 56.2% of the total conservation capacity of Amistad and 58.6% of the total conservation capacity of Falcon. The fraction of the actual storage that belongs to Texas is formally determined bi-weekly by the International Boundary Water Commission (IBWC).

Amistad Reservoir is stocked with many species of fish, including Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Guadalupe Bass, and Catfish. Amistad National Recreation Area includes the land area around the Amistad Reservoir on the Texas side of the lake.

RESERVOIR CONTROLLING AUTHORITY

International Boundary & Water Commission
HCR #3, Box 37
Del Rio, Texas 78840
(830) 775-2437

"Amistad Reservoir, Texas", Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Web. Mar-7-2016
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