TEXAS LAKE LEVELS

August 4th, 2011

Hot, dry conditions over much of Texas have adversely affected the water levels of many Texas lakes. Especially hard-hit are those reservoirs that have extensive commitments for agricultural irrigation. Popular Lake Travis in Central Texas for example is over 40 feet below  full level.

So far, Lake Livingston has been mostly spared. There are not large agricultural demands for Livingston water (Houston owns most of it).  Second any rainfall at all in the  huge watershed  helps replenish Livingston , since there are not large dams upstream impounding Trinity River water.

Currently, Livingston is 1.4 feet below full. For a look at Texas lake levels, see:  http://www.lakelevels.info/?StateID=TX

Lake Livingston Water Level

May 29th, 2011

In spite of the very dry weather being experienced around the lake, Lake Livingston’s water level remains high.  This is because of rains in the very large watershed area of the Trinity River, which has it’s headwaters near Ft. Worth, Texas.http://lakelevelalert.com/livingston-current-lake-level-texas.php   is the link to current level.

They’re Baaaaaack!

April 20th, 2011

The annual Spring migration of  Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds has made it to Lake Livingston. From now through the early part of October, if you put out a hummingbird feeder or two, they’ll keep you amused with their antics.

It’s Now Bubba’s Lakeside Bar & Grill

March 14th, 2011

The restaurant at the Lakeside RV Park in Onalaska is under new management, and has taken the name Bubba’s Lakeside Bar & Grill.We ate lunch there yesterday, and the food and service were great. Owner/Manger Dave “Bubba” Vinson and his staff  offer up a varied menu at this waterfront location, which features spectacular views of the middle part of Lake Livingston.The address is 15152 Hwy 190 West, Onlaska TX. Phone: 936-646-4734

THE OLD DOG

February 25th, 2011

Many dogs love to chase cars. In Riverside just off Hwy 19, on FM 980, about 1 block east of the traffic signal, lives an old dog, possibly a Collie or Collie mix.  For at least 10 years, this dog has been defending its territory by chasing off cars going down FM 980. In its prime it could give cars a real run.The dog is old now, and does not move as fast, but still will give a short run  at cars on a warm sunny day. If it’s not up to an actual chase, you can still see the gleam in its eyes as it tracks trespassing vechcles.If you’re passing through Riverside, at the North end of Lake Livingston, drive by and wave to the Old Dog

CANADIAN GEESE

January 28th, 2011

This week a large (probably over 100) flock of Canadian Geese were sighted at the northern edge of Lake Livingston.  The sighting occurred at the marshy area about one-half mile from the Trinity Rivers bridge on Hwy 19, and one mile from the intersection of Hwy 19 and FM 980 in Riverside.

Winter On The Lake

January 10th, 2011

The relatively mild and short Winter season on the lake peaks in January and the first half of February. Lake Livingston RV parks host a large number of Winter Visitors each year who come from much colder climates to spend Winter here.Water sports such as water-skiing, wake boarding and tubing are on hold until warmer weather. The warm days between northers are great for bicycling, walking, running, fishing and golf.Winter is a great time for feeding wild birds, and for spotting eagles who nest along the lake.

POINT BLANK, TEXAS

December 12th, 2010

Point Blank, Texas is a town just off of Lake Livingston, was originally Point Blanc. The present name is not a “wild westism” like Cut n’ Shoot is.County Precinct offices (San Jacinto County), a post office and convenience stores serve the nearby Lake subdivisions .

FALL COLOR, IT’S NOT TOO LATE

December 12th, 2010

Early onset of cold weather in the Lake area has extended the time frame to view Fall foliage this year. Look for areas around the lake that are mixed forest (not mostly evergreen pine).  A good area to drive now is Highway 90, between Livingston and Point Blank.

November 19th, 2010

google60623515a4bc8a7e.html