Summer 2021 Newsletter

Morris Sheppard Dam:
A look back in time

The year was 1938. Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. The popular comic superhero, Superman, made his first appearance. Ball Point Pens are introduced. And the state of Texas authorized a permit to build a dam on the Brazos River. Click here to read about the structural marvel built 80 years ago.

Never heard of PK?
Here's the 411

As the first reservoir built by the Brazos River Authority, Possum Kingdom Lake holds fond memories for those who know it while offering new adventures to those visiting for the first time. From its iconic cliffs to musical notoriety, there’s something for everyone at PK. Click here to learn more about visits to the BRA's largest water supply reservoir.

Wet spring, dry summer?
What about the fall?

Late spring storms brought much needed relief to a drought-stricken Texas. But with another busy hurricane season, a potentially severe wildfire season, and hot temperatures, what can Texans expect for the rest of summer? Click here to read our summer weather outlook.

Enter August drawing for waterfowl hunting location at BRA reservoirs

The Brazos River Authority will return to its annual, in-person, lottery-style drawings for waterfowl permits at each of its three reservoirs for 2021. Click here to learn more.

July Board of Directors
Bi-monthly Meeting

The Brazos River Authority Board of Directors will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, July 26, 2021. The Board of Directors will consider approval of the 2022 fiscal year budget. Read more here.

Public virtual meetings share BRA updates

The BRA Brown Bag on the Brazos public meeting series is the first of its kind for the BRA - created to share insights on recent BRA projects and answer questions from the public. Read more here and join us for the next one on August 5.


ICYMI: Articles from Brazos.org

  • Boat-tiquette: Don't be known as "that" boater: You don't want to be that boater: The boater everyone can tell doesn't know what they're doing. That boater that's disregarding buoys, other recreationists on the lake, turning what's supposed to be a fun day in the water into a frustrating or dangerous one.
  • Seriously, what's with those no wake signs?: Maybe it’s your first visit to a Brazos River Authority reservoir. Or maybe you’re a regular at either Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Granbury or Lake Limestone. Either way, make sure everyone is clear about what a No Wake Zone is, where they are located, and that a violation could be costly in many ways.
  • Know Your Buoy: Warm days, clear skies and a day at the lake may be calling your name. But if you plan to operate a watercraft, remember that navigational aids in the water are strategically placed to provide information you need to know.
  • Watch Your Wake: Wakeboarding and wake surfing are growing increasingly popular on Brazos River Authority reservoirs, but it's not just boats designed to create big waves that are responsible for their wake.

The Brazos Basin newsletter is produced by the Government & Customer Relations Department.
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