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Oil, gas lease sale raises concerns for local water supply

Kiii3 News

Date: 12/2/2016 3:25:00 PM

The property in question is at Choke Canyon Reservoir, a vital water source for over half a million residents. The fear is that fracking could contaminate the water there and throughout our system. Kiii News Reporter Michael Gibson looked into the concerns

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City of Corpus Christi and 3 State Lawmakers Protest BLM Oil and Gas Lease Auction

biologicaldiversity.org

Date: 12/1/2016 3:22:00 PM

Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and Rep. Abel Herrero each submitted letters to BLM raising concerns and requesting that three parcels underneath or near Choke Canyon Reservoir and Lake Texana be removed from the scheduled April lease auction. Choke Canyon and

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Lake Somerville land may be sold for oil exploration

KBTX

Date: 11/30/2016 6:11:00 PM

I know that the City of Corpus Christi has also asked that the BLM delay placing parcels up for auction in order to preserve the integrity of their water supply at Choke Canyon Reservoir. Lake Somerville was originally impounded in 1967 to provide flood

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BLM Urged to Remove 3,100 Acres of Texas Public Lands from Oil and Gas Lease Auction

Press Release Point

Date: 11/23/2016 3:37:00 PM

Increased fracking and wastewater disposal around the dams could worsen seismic activity around Choke Canyon Reservoir. According to a map prepared by Bartz, earthquakes of magnitudes 2.5 to 4.8 occurred near the footprint of Choke Canyon and in the

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Choke Canyon Reservoir

tpwd.texas.gov

Date: 10/28/2016 3:24:51 PM

Maps of Choke Canyon Reservoir are available at the Calliham Unit park offices. More detailed fishing maps are commercially available at most bait and tackle dealers in south Texas. Largemouth bass and catfish are the most popular sportfish in the reservoir

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• River: Frio River
• Surface Area: 25,733 Acres
• Volume: 691,130 Acre Feet
• Maximum Depth: 96 feet
Choke Canyon Reservoir is 4 miles west of the town of Three Rivers and about 65 miles south of San Antonio. Along with providing drinking water for Corpus Cristi, the reservoir also a great outdoor activity destination.

Located on the shores of Choke Canyon Reservoir, the Choke Canyon State Park provides multiple outdoor activities including boating, fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing, birding, camping, and hiking. There is also a lake beach and softball and volleyball areas. Seasonal guided bird walks are conducted on scheduled days.

Info courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
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