What river runs through Austin Texas? Many communities, like Austin, rely on the Colorado River for 100% of their municipal water.
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
What river do people float in Austin? 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.
Why can’t you swim in the river in Austin? Prior sand mining operations, gravel mining operations and floods are some reasons why the river remains off-limits to swimming. There are also currents from Lower Colorado River Authority water releases that create a danger to swimmers. There are also destroyed bridges under water that could be treacherous.