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Old 05-06-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Looking at Corpus Christi and Rockport from Google Earth, I see areas where houses are on canals. Can one swim in these canals? Is the water clean?
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Calallen :)
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Looking at Corpus Christi and Rockport from Google Earth, I see areas where houses are on canals. Can one swim in these canals? Is the water clean?
My best friend lived in two houses with canals and we swam in it ALL the time. It was a lot of fun. I don't recall the water being dirty, or anything either.
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Lubbock, TX
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^ Lucky. The canals where my house was near always had dead animals in it
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Calallen :)
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^ Lucky. The canals where my house was near always had dead animals in it
Ew!
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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I've swam in the canals in Rockport with my kids- no problem ever. One day septic tanks may become an issue however.

Of course Rockport doesn't have all the pollution and chemicals that reside in Corpus, areas of which are downright nasty, so I can't speak for the safety there.

Rockport has a really clean beach - its long -shallow and not too crowded. Nice clean water- as Rockport has more males than females - it might not be as nice for "sightseeing" depending on what you want to see, but its clean and fun - no cars and dogs limited to a small porttion.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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CalallenMom and elvalle_mayne,

Are the canals you mentioned in Corpus Christi or Rockport?
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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The kids and adults swim in the canals all the time here on Padre. Just be sure that if you go play, boat, or swim that you park in a designated area with permit and don't trespass. On the other hand, there is lots of public beach access via foot or car.
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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There are also irrigation canals from the Nueces River in the Calallen/Robstown area south of 624/Leopard/Northwest Drive.

Yes, WHICH canals?
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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You DO know there are alligators in those canals, don't you?
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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Now I'm not sure which canals you are talking about now, but in my time here, I've never seen any toothy critters here on the Island other than some dolphins. Don't get me wrong, there are probably some pup sharks cruising around, but don't try to scare the tourists off with threats of gators. Save that for Mardi Gras.
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