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Rain springs Coleto Creek to life

June 9, 2014 at 1:09 a.m.

Tips and rules for boating course

• WHAT: All day boating class at the reservoir

• WHERE: Coleto Creek Park, 365 Coleto Park Road

• WHEN: June 14 and July 19

• INFO: To register or learn more, contact Charles Schone at 361-575-8600.

Families are making the most of increased water levels at Coleto Creek Reservoir.

Memorial Day rains brought the reservoir's water level up 3 feet. The park received about 2 inches of rain on the holiday.

"This increase in reservoir level is a welcome sight as the reservoir approaches its busiest time of the year with many families bringing their watercraft out to enjoy the reservoir," said Wilfred Korth, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority chief ranger.

Before May 30, the reservoir was about 4 feet below normal levels.

But with recent rainfall, the reservoir is within 0.75 inches of full capacity, or 98 feet mean sea level. The substantial increase in water level will allow boaters to use the reservoir's boat ramps easier, and fishing conditions should improve significantly.

For more information, contact the Coleto Creek Park Office at 361-575-6366 or visit



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