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Most visitors think of Texas as a hot, dry, tumble weed filled state. Most of that is true, but theres something different about Austin, Texas. It's green, lush, diverse, and active. The sub tropical climate provides the city with tons of fresh water springs, and creates an inhabitable place for the thousands of turtle calling Austin home. During the summer season, this capital city can reach up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. What do Austinite's do to cool off, and survive the summer heat? The Edwards aquifer is an amazing underground water system that has been the life of this area. The Spanish missionaries were able to establish footholds because of it, and many species, like the barton salamander, have called it home ever since. With all these fresh water springs, come adventure. Finding a shortage of water is hard, and SUP, kayaking, and tubing are a Texas staple.
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