Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : Lake Livingston's Beauty Took My Breath Again Today!

Lake Livingston's Beauty Took My Breath Again Today!

I showed seven homes around Lake Livingston today to a new set of Clients. They also love the lake as I do but have never lived there. They spend almost every weekend boating on our lake and in the creeks and the Trinity River and are simply in love.Skiing on the Lake!

We had a ball together exploring the homes along the water that fit into their price range. They own a very large speed boat so a boat lift with a pier is very important to them.

The water level is also important so they can come and go even if the Lake is a bit low. One of the great things about Lake Livingston is that it is man made and governed by the Trinity River Authority Dam that helps the water level remain at the optimum level even during potential flooding times.

When the water rises it is manually released to flow Southward and help the Rice Farmers in the Southern parts of Texas.

 

 

 

Now we're talking win-win.Heron by Deb Brooks

The South end of the lake is the deepest and most active area of the total body of water. This is where the Dam is found and many wide open water areas.

In this part of the lake it is imperative that if you live right on the water that you have a solid bulkhead.

The water kicks up as if it were a part of the ocean and the bulkhead takes a beating.

Be aware that this end of the lake is the most dangerous. Higher waves, heavier currants and stronger storms will be a part of your life.

If you are wanting the open look of the ocean then this is where you want to be! Please just take the necessary precautions when boating or when children are involved.

Now, the North end of the lake is the calmer, easier boating area of our lake. The Trinity River is at the mouth of the Lake Livingston basin and provides all the fresh water coming from North Texas and Dallas.

When Dallas gets rain ... watch out! Here it comes! The river tends to overflow its banks in the area where it meets the lake but most homes and Real Estate that is improved lies on a higher piece of land.

 

 

White Rock by Deb Brooks

 

 

 

Lake Livingston supplies many creeks that spin off from the main lake, mostly in the Northern end.

These creeks make fantastic boating areas and are also great for fishing. White Rock Creek is one of my favorites!

The creek runs deep and wide. The banks are bluffs that are speckled with trees and are gleaming with white rock!

This is by far one of the most beautiful areas on the lake.

Perfect for skiing, boating, tubing, jet skiing and fishing, the North end of Lake Livingston must not be overlooked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't let another summer get by you without shopping for your Lake House Getaway.

I'm Deb Brooks

 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsDeb Brooks • June 17 2010 12:20PM

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Deb,

Truly beautiful...what a blast to show homes on a lake!!!!

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) over 8 years ago

Lake Livingston is not quite constant level!

 

The Trinity River Authority has to meet drinking water demands downstream, so if the Trinity basin has a prolonged dry spell the lake level does drop.

Many homeowners have to mow below those piers during particularly dry summers.

Posted by lefty over 8 years ago

Lori, it is beautiful! And, fun!

Lefty, Over the past 15 years I have only seen one drought. At that time the lake was still boatable although many of the boathouses were rendered useless. The worst I have ever seen it was after the hurricane Rita in 2005. The Dam was damaged and the up to 100 ton rocks were shifted by the straight line winds. At the time it caused flooding in the Southern part and a dry spell in the Northern end! What a mess it was. People had fun exploring where the lake use to be out in the coves. Many people were finding artifacts and arrowheads and lots of fun debris!

Because it is a man-made structure it is much more regulated with the water depth than most. We have a constant flow of water coming from Dallas and the Trinity River instead of just looking for rain.

Lake Travis goes down as much as 50 feet during a hot and dry summer. Lake Conroe also drops drastically at times.

Lake Livingston is replenished naturally! We are very lucky! Of course nothing and no lake is always constant! Thank you so much for reading!

Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 8 years ago

Love your photos and promo Deb, especially the crane on the dock. You are an amabassador for your area.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Deb: We came over to your beautiful Lake Livingston years ago (too many to count), we camped and fished and it was wonderful. Need to put that on my list of things to do again sometime. Of course folks wonder why I would want to leave where we live here at Canyon Lake but like most folks we just like to get away.

Posted by Carl Winters over 8 years ago

Thanks Gary! I love lakes!

Carl and Ceil, It's time you get back this direction my friends! I have to admit though I do love Canyon Lake bunches! It is just lovely.

Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 8 years ago

Hello Deb - I grew up in Houston and spent many weekends on Lake Livingston.  I'm happy to see that it is still a great place.

Posted by Andy Chaudoir, Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas (Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas) over 8 years ago

Oh, Deb, the pictures of Lake Livingston are simply gorgeous and you have done such a wonderful job highlighting the area!  Wish I lived closer- I would love to be surrounded by Lake Livingston's beauty!

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) over 8 years ago

It's no wonder why you love you area as you do Deb ~ it's beautiful!  I love the way the water is released to help the farmers too.  Thank you for taking the time to introduce us to Lake Livingston!

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) over 8 years ago

Deb, I still need to visit Lake Livingston.  I wish it was a sailing lake as we love checking lakes out that way but I hear it is kind of stumpy for sail boats.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 8 years ago

Marchy, really there are huge places to sail! I can't guarantee anything but I would still love to show you the lake. It is a laid back, easy going, not too turbulent lake! Fun is there awaiting you my friend! I signed up BTW....

Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 8 years ago

Hi Deb - Love the silhouette of the heron; nicely framed. Good insights for your buyers on north vs. south end. We have very few waterfront homes here in the Las Vegas valley but they do have a very relaxing and appealing quality to them.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 8 years ago

Deb - You live and work in a very special area.  The picture of the blue heron is perfect; I love the way he is framed.

Posted by Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse (Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.) over 8 years ago

John and Pam,

The Heron really worked for me! He let me take several at different angles. I scared him away once but within minutes he was back on his perch.

Thank you so much,

Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 8 years ago

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