Archive for July, 2010

Lake Livingston Water Rights

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

An important question for prospective buyers of lake shore property to ask at any lake is “Who owns the water rights?”  Lakes with large obligations to furnish water for agricultural irrigation can be subject to very large swings in lake levels, especially during drought periods. Lake Livingston is owned by The Trinity River Authority and was built as a joint project between TRA and the City of Houston.  Today Houston owns about 70% of the water rights in the lake, with TRA retaining control of the remaining  water.  All operations , functions and activities of  The lake are controlled by TRA .

Lake Livingston State Park

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Lake Livingston State Park, the first large public facility on the  lake, occupies over 600 acres, and opened to the public in 1977. Operated by the Texas Parks And Wildlife Department, the park is south of the city of Livingston. Camping, swimming and boating are some of the attractions. For more information, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lake_livingston/