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Texas river conditions mixed for floating

Written by , published June 21, 2013

Some Texas rivers are running too low for good floating, but a few waterways are flowing well enough for tubing or boating, according to the National Weather Service’s Texas River Recreation Advisoryfor this weekend.

 Tubers on the South Llano River State park in Junction. Photo by Will van Overbeek.

Below is a list of those rivers that are not categorized as “river below minimum.” Even if the rivers are low, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun and refreshing swim.

  • Ideal water conditions for floating: the Trinity River at Livingston Dam.
  • Satisfactory water conditions for floating: the Colorado River in the Highways 183 area near Austin; and the Neches River at Town Bluff Dam.
  • Minimum water available for floating. Some portaging or lining through shallow water is necessary: the Rio Grande River at Presidio; the San Marcos River; the San Antonio River in the area of Farm Road 791 and Falls City; the Guadalupe River near Cuero; the Frio River at Garner State Park; the Angelina River at the Sam Rayburn Dam; Elm Fork at Lewisville Dam; and Denton Creek at Grapevine Dam.
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