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Amistad Reservoir - 2014 Survey Report

Date: 12/27/2016 6:04:32 AM

This is the authors' summary from a 39-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar. Fish populations in Amistad Reservoir were surveyed in 2014-2015 using electrofishing and gill netting. Anglers were surveyed from

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Seeing the Light

Date: 12/16/2016 12:19:00 PM

But unable to capture it, he had to let it go. The central feature of Amistad National Recreation Area is the Amistad Reservoir, a large lake created by the eponymous dam (“Amistad” means friendship in Spanish, and the lake and dam are managed jointly

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Bass Strategies for Amistad Reservoir, Del Rio, Texas

Date: 12/15/2016 4:00:00 PM

The only way to approach this big lake successfully is to eliminate as much water as you can before you get on the water. Then narrow down your search area to balance the time you have to spend searching with the seasonal and weather conditions. If you are

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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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• 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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