Hundreds enjoy learning about Colorado River

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Hundreds took time Sunday to learn more about one of the most important natural resources in Central Texas.
The Colorado River Foundation held the 2ND annual "River Ramble and Family Clean Water Festival".  The event is a celebration of all the Colorado River has to offer.
Teams raced canoes and kayaks on Lady Bird Lake. Youngsters were able to do arts and crafts, science experiments, and see river bugs and reptiles up close.
Organizers say drought conditions and the non-stop population growth in Central Texas puts added pressure on the need for reliable water resources.
“The population in Central Texas is going to double by the year 2050,” said Sarah Richards of the Colorado River Foundation. “So that's twice as many people relaying on a very unstable amount of water, so conservation is absolutely key to making sure we have enough clean water to go around for everybody."
Proceeds from today's event benefit the Colorado River Foundation.