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By Leslie Ann Webb

The Colorado River, operating via Austin, Texas, and the world now often called Lake Travis, has continually been a gorgeous position to stay. The early settlers came across it appropriate for farming and ranching�until it rained. The rain soaked up soil, and water upstream frequently engorged the land and washed out every thing in its course. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt�s New Deal created organizations that developed hydroelectric dams for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and people have been used as blueprints for the decrease Colorado River Authority. The ground-breaking for the Mansfield Dam happened on February 19, 1937, and the dam used to be accomplished in 1942, delivering energy and flood keep watch over for the world. The dam created Lake Travis and taken a few new leisure undefined. Boat docks, inns, and parks sprang up alongside the newly created lake, and they're nonetheless loved today.

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