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1,085.34 FEET
7/28/2017
Full Pool: 1,117.0
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Dive into a Texas swimming hole

texashighways.com

Date: 7/18/2017 1:31:00 PM

We find Amistad Reservoir stretching like an ocean to the shores of Mexico. The next day, fat flying black bugs chase us down the sun-bleached, mile-long desert path to Devils River. In East Texas in early August we celebrate the shade of the Piney Woods

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Follow the River

texashighways.com

Date: 7/17/2017 8:13:00 AM

We find Amistad Reservoir stretching like an ocean to the shores of Mexico. The next day, fat flying black bugs chase us down the sun-bleached, mile-long desert path to Devils River. In East Texas in early August we celebrate the shade of the Piney Woods

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Amistad Reservoir

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Date: 7/12/2017 3:21:06 AM

Kandace Picolo — 5 starBeautiful..after visiting south Texas for a week I no longer have an irrational fear of our border with Mexico. That's not to say I am blind to the dangers I know exist. I've always loved Texas and the phrase "it's like a whole

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This Brilliant Dallas Artist Is All But Forgotten

Dmagazine

Date: 7/5/2017 10:36:00 PM

to decipher the images from the rock—images that are now fading fast because of pollution and increased humidity caused by the nearby Amistad Reservoir. The painting of the cave was made, the marker says, by Kirkland. Olea Forrest Kirkland was born in

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Frequently Asked Questions

www.nps.gov

Date: 6/27/2017 5:00:00 PM

Record low lake level was 1055.94 feet on May 22, 2013. At conservation pool capacities, Amistad Reservoir is the second largest lake in Texas, after Toldeo Bend and before Sam Rayburn. Amistad Dam cost $125 million (1969 dollars) to build. United States

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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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