What river runs by Austin Texas? Many communities, like Austin, rely on the Colorado River for 100% of their municipal water.
What river can you float in Austin Texas? The San Marcos, Comal, and Guadalupe rivers are the “big three” for floating around Austin, but there’s also an in-town alternative. The Barton Creek Greenbelt offers a secluded, relaxed float close to home. For this float, you’ll need to bring your own tube and sort out transportation.
Are there 2 Colorado rivers? While the bigtime Colorado River starts over 10,000 feet above sea level in—yes—Colorado, ours doesn’t even cross state lines, starting out past San Angelo near a town named Lamesa. While the bigtime Colorado River’s basin reaches all the way up into Wyoming, ours hardly even gets any help from New Mexico.
Can you swim in the Austin River? According to a new report from the Environment Texas Research and Policy Center and the Frontier Group, many of the state’s creeks, rivers and beaches are too polluted for swimming or wading – and that includes the Colorado River at Austin, as well as Blunn Creek, East Bouldin Creek, West Bouldin Creek, Waller Creek