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CPS coal waste is poisoning lake water, environmental group says

The Business Journals

Date: 1/18/2019 7:30:00 AM

Two electricity plants run by CPS Energy have dumped enough coal waste into ponds near Calaveras Lake to make the lake’s water unsafe for human consumption, according to a report released by an enviro

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Records Show 100 Percent of Texas Coal Power Plants Contaminating Groundwater


Date: 1/17/2019 5:28:00 AM

Other local examples of groundwater contamination across Texas highlighted in the report include: At the Calaveras Power Station near San Antonio, operated next to Calaveras Lake by CPS Energy, the mu

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Report Shows Pollution's Leaking from CPS Energy Plants in Southeast San Antonio

San Antonio Current

Date: 1/17/2019 1:59:00 AM

CPS Energy's two Calaveras Lake power plants are leaking contamination from waste created when coal is burned to produce electricity, according to the Environmental Integrity Project, or EIP. Pollutan

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Power Plant Lakes Heating Up

Lone Star Outdoor News

Date: 1/14/2019 1:18:00 PM

“Find the shad, and you’ll find plenty of bass,” Dodge said. On another power plant lake, Calaveras Lake, guide T. J. Whitworth said plenty of catfish can be caught with a little trial and error. “The

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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• River: Calaveras River
• Surface Area: 3,624 Acres
• Volume: 63,200 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 86 Square Miles
Calaveras Lake is located about 15 miles southeast of San Antonio in Bexar County, on Calaveras Creek, a tributary of the San Antonio River.

In addition to serving as cooling water for a number of power plants, Calaveras Lake supports recreation. Popular activities include fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, and hiking. (Sailboats are prohibited on the lake.) Public facilities are operated by Thousand Trails Management Services. Calaveras Lake has been stocked with many species of fish including red drum, hybrid striped bass, catfish, and largemouth bass.

The Calaveras Creek Dam and Lake are owned and managed by CPS (City Public Service) Energy of San Antonio for cooling to a complex of power plants and for recreational purposes. Authorization (Water Right Permit No. 2507) was issued by the State Board of Water Engineers on February 7, 1968. Construction of the dam started on September 1, 1967 and was completed in August 1969. Deliberate impoundment of water began in January 1969.


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