Lake Texana

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Lake Level
43.98 FEET
4/24/2017
Full Pool: 44.0
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Special Weather Statement

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Date: 4/17/2017 1:50:00 PM

Locations impacted include... El Campo, Edna, Palacios, Columbus, Weimar, Ganado, La Ward, Schicke Point, Lolita, Blessing, Cordele, Vanderbilt, Louise, Midfield, Sheridan, Altair, Nada, Lake Texana Dam, Frelsburg and Garwood. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS

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Lake Texana State Park Guide

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Date: 4/17/2017 12:22:32 AM

If you are looking for Lake Texana State Park travel information, Expedia has you covered. When visiting Victoria, Expedia can provide you with extensive Lake Texana State Park information, as well as great savings on nearby hotels and flights! Let Expedia

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Lake Texana Campgrounds

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Date: 4/15/2017 10:38:18 AM

Pam K Falks — 5 starBeen camping here since water first let into lake, we love it here and the improvements made after the state let it go about 5 months ago · 53 Reviews · Tracey Dobesh — 4 starIt was fun.....they need a pool for those really hot

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Lake Texana State Park

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Date: 4/6/2017 4:22:41 AM

Edward Kimbrell — 5 starDuring my two years living in Victoria, Lake Texana is a great hiking place I'd take myself and my Weimaraner to often. I hiked here at least once a month. Nicely kept and a great place to camp. Well worth the 30 mile drive

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Special Weather Statement

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Date: 4/2/2017 4:40:00 PM

Locations impacted include... Southwestern Bay City, Edna, Ganado, La Ward, Lolita, Markham, Blessing, Lake Texana Dam, Midfield and Danevang. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to

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• River: Navidad River
• Surface Area: 9,727 Acres
• Volume: 170,000 Acre Feet
• Maximum Depth: 58 feet
Lake Texana is a reservoir on the Navidad River, 8 miles east of Edna, in Jackson County, Texas. The reservoir is formed by the construction of Palmetto Bend Dam. The dam and lake are managed by the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority, and supply water to surrounding communities and industries. Lake Texana is the only reservoir managed by the Authority.

Palmetto Bend Dam was begun in 1968 and completed in 1980 by the United States Bureau of Reclamation at a cost of approximately $92 million. The resulting reservoir covered the ghost town of Texana, which had been founded in 1832 near the junction of the Navidad and Lavaca rivers.

A bill to convey to Texas ownership of the dam and reservoir project was introduced by Congressman Ron Paul on August 2, 1999. After paying the "adjusted net present value of current repayment obligations" (an amount approximated to be $45 million in September 2000), Texas assumed responsibility for all aspects of operation, maintenance, and replacement of the dam and reservoir, a responsibility transferred to the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority.
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