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Old 11-28-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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I am hoping to relocate my family to anywhere in Texas that has clean rivers (no mud /safe for swimming) and clean air with few allergies or pollutants. A small community is prefereable. If such a place exists, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks!
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Clean air, sure.

Not sure about clean rivers or lakes.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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The problem with swimming in a Texas river isn't the cleanliness of the water; it's the LACK of water. We are currently in a major drought, and many of the state's rivers and lakes are very low. When/if it starts raining again, the rivers and lakes will fill up again.

Oh, if you're looking for a river with a rock bed (like ones in other parts of the country), that's not what we have here. Our rivers and lakes do have mud bottoms. Sorry!
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Rivers In Texas That You Can Canoe On | LIVESTRONG.COM

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According to the Guide to Texas Outside's website, streams and rivers run through 191,000 miles of Texas. There are at least eight rivers running through Texas well suited for canoeing. Some of these rivers offer clean and clear water surrounded by natural landscapes. Canoeing improves strength and conditioning while allowing paddlers to enjoy the outdoors.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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San Marcos has a beautiful swimming spot in the river, just a few blocks from downtown. Quite popular, but I can't tell you how clean it is. I went by there after dark one night, and there were people swimming in there, unsupervised. Air quality in this part of the country is always excellent. However, no matter where you go, there will be some kind of pollen in the air at some time or other, if there are plants growing there.

http://photos.igougo.com/images/p324...restaurant.jpg

There's also a lovely swimming park in Del Rio, just a couple blocks from the main highway intersection in the middle of the city.

http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/file...o,%20Texas.jpg

I always get the feeling that both San Marcos (53,000)and Del Rio (36,000) would be very livable cities. A lot of people are scared of Del Rio, right on the Mexican border, but its very low crime rate is about half the national average.

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Old 11-28-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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The problem with swimming in a Texas river isn't the cleanliness of the water; it's the LACK of water. We are currently in a major drought, and many of the state's rivers and lakes are very low. When/if it starts raining again, the rivers and lakes will fill up again.

Oh, if you're looking for a river with a rock bed (like ones in other parts of the country), that's not what we have here. Our rivers and lakes do have mud bottoms. Sorry!
Most of the lakes, rivers, and streams around Austin and San Antonio have rocky bottoms.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Most of the lakes, rivers, and streams around Austin and San Antonio have rocky bottoms.
Most of the ones in North, East and West Texas have mud bottoms. Only the Hill Country has that much rock.

Absolutely the Guadalupe, Frio and Comal Rivers are great for tubing/swimming, etc.!!!
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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The devils river out by Del Rio is about as pure as you can get...basically untouched. It flows into Lake Amistad, which is great for fishing...but it is on the border and I'm not a big fan of Del Rio.
Kerrville would fit...upper reaches of the Guadalupe. Most rivers in the Texas Hill Country are nice, but if you are a Cedar allergy sufferer...it is hell from December through February.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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Most of the ones in North, East and West Texas have mud bottoms.
You'll have a hard time finding mud bottoms on rivers in the Trans Pecos region of west Texas! Rocks rule!!
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Where I live.
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You'll have a hard time finding mud bottoms on rivers in the Trans Pecos region of west Texas! Rocks rule!!
You got that right.....
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