Lake Livingston Hazzards

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Lake Livingston Hazzards

All lakes have hazzards that you should be aware of, and Lake Livingston is not any different. Lake Livingston is a very large lake. If you are boating you could find yourself in the middle of the lake with the shore a long distance away. Be sure that you have life jackets for all members of your party, along with all state regulated items for your boat.

Like all lakes, you need to beware of the weather. Storms can come up suddenly. Wind can cause high waves, which can make navigation difficult for small boats. If you are taking a boat trip, be sure to have an up to date weather report.
Lake Livingston was a man made lake in 1969. When the lake was filled, all of the trees were left. There are many hidden underwater trees. If you plan on water skiing or using
Picture of alligator
your jet ski, please make sure that you have surveyed the area that you plan to enjoy your water sport for the hidden underwater trees.

Lake Livingston is the home of numerous alligators. The alligators seem to be the most active during mating season. May and June seem to be the time of year that you will encounter the most alligators. The alligators tend to stay way from humans, but please be aware of the danger that an alligator may create for you and your family.

Like all lakes in Texas, occassionally you may come across a water moccasin.