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BACK IN TIME: The Pecos River remains a tortured, beguiling symbol

Odessa American

Date: 10/20/2016 2:15:00 AM

But, of course, that was prior to dam construction work at Red Bluff in 1936 and eventually, the completion of Amistad Reservoir on the Rio Grande in 1968 which, as Dearen put it in the epilogue to his book “killed the last several miles of free-flowing

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The Influence of Goodenough Spring on Amistad Reservoir, Texas

Date: 10/12/2016 7:17:33 PM

Goodenough Spring is a sub-lacustrine spring situated 43 meters beneath the surface of the international Amistad Reservoir on the Rio Grande. Its source is the Edwards-Trinity aquifer and prior to its inundation in 1968, it was a very high volume and high

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Superintendent Chris Ryan

Del Rio News-Herald

Date: 9/27/2016 2:39:00 PM

Topics of discussion ranged from questions about the site of payouts for bass tournaments held on Amistad Reservoir to recent facility upgrades inside the park

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Amistad Reservoir

Date: 9/18/2016 3:11:15 PM

Lake access and facilities are provided by the National Park Service. Any boat with a motor must have a boat pass ($4 per day, $10 for a 3-day pass, or $40 per year) to enter the lake. For more details, choose a point on the map or a name in the chart below

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Take A Tour Through Texas' Majestic National Parks, Trails And Waters


Date: 9/14/2016 10:34:00 AM

Credit Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument / Facebook Amistad National Recreation Area, Del Rio Amistad, which means “friendship” in Spanish, includes the U.S. portion of the International Amistad Reservoir that's shared with Mexico. Three rivers

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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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