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Picturing Texas History in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

San Antonio Magazine

Date: 4/24/2017 7:06:00 AM

Perhaps the best classroom for this lesson about our ancient ancestors can be found in Amistad National Recreation Area, an oasis just northwest of Del Rio that is home to the Amistad Reservoir, where the Pecos and Devils rivers converge with the Rio Grande

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3,822 Miles

Date: 4/21/2017 8:13:00 AM

Clockwise from left: Northwest of Langtry; Santa Elena Canyon, in Big Bend National Park; Interstate 69C, in Edinburg; Amistad Reservoir. This is how it was in my mind, as a young person born into Texas, and it took me a long time—eighteen years—to

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Simulation of Impacts of Water Availability and Weather Conditions on Management Plan for Amistad Reservoir

Date: 4/13/2017 4:54:54 PM

The Rio Grande is the fifth longest river in North America. Amistad Reservoir plays an important role for the development of sustainable water in the Rio Grande drainage basin. Reservoir management is a complex process involving not only the hydrological

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Amistad Reservoir

Date: 4/11/2017 1:30:44 PM

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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Official Start of Campaigns Still Days Away, Moreira and Calderon Already Throwing Mud

Date: 3/31/2017 12:31:00 AM

“That’s what happens when you drink, you forget what happened . . . he forgets that we offered the Amistad Reservoir [Presa de la Amistad, in Spanish] to the Navy . . . Is he well? Has his vice damaged him so? What can you believe from this man

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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.


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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