Canyon Lake & The Texas Hill Country

March 26, 2010

“Predators” Seen in the Canyon Lake Gorge.

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“If it bleeds, we can kill it.”  Though Arnold is absent, Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody along with Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga and Walton Goggins are present, battling the return of the dreadlocked and deadly Predator(s).  Though filmed largely on location in the tropical jungles of Hawaii, some scenes were recently filmed in the Texas Hill Country – specifically, in areas of the Canyon Lake Gorge. Coming to a theater near you, summer 2010.  See the movie’s trailer here.  And if you would enjoy a guided tour of this local, geological intrigue, visit the Gorge Preservation Society.

Side note:  “A Perfect World” (1993) starring Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner and Laura Dern was filmed in parts of Texas. In particular, the filming of a certain libidinous restaurant scene with Kevin Costner took place a few hundred yards from the Holiday Lodge on Canyon Lake at the Squat & Gobble (now closed).  During production, members of the film crew stayed at the Holiday Lodge.  Mr. Eastwood and Mr. Costner were presumably helicoptered to the urban, full service comfort of nearby San Antonio.  Their loss, we like to think.

February 11, 2010

All boat ramps now open at Canyon Lake.

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After a prolonged, two year drought (2008 – 2009), all but five of Canyon Lake’s twenty-three boat ramps had closed.  Recent rainfall has raised Canyon Lake above 907 ft msl, sufficient for both County and USCOE (Corps of Engineer) officials to reopen all boat ramps. 

See the following article from the Herald Zeitung Newspaper (Published February 10, 2010) for more information. http://herald-zeitung.com/story.lasso?ewcd=07a91bd8eb6a34a1

February 10, 2010

Canyon Lake Nears Conservation Levels.

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An abundance of rain throughout this long, cold, and wet winter has nearly restored Canyon Lake to its Conservation Pool level of 909 ft msl.  As of February 10, 2010, the lake level is 907.11 ft msl, from a 2009 summer low of  892 ft msl.  The two year drought has ended.

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