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BSEACD extends permit for ‘wake park’

Monday, October 13, 2014 by Alex Dropkin

The Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District unanimously approved an extension Thursday on a well drilling permit for an artificial lake at an amusement park. The board had previously issued a 2 million gallon permit for Quest ATX, a recreation park that offers cable wake boarding and other activities. However, the park’s operators say that the 2013 Halloween floods filled the lake with polluted floodwaters and it needs to be refilled with fresh water. The permit extension is for one year. The park is located on FM 1625, south of Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

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