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A sign sits across the street from Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority headquarters telling them, "Repair your dams."
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Portions of Guadalupe Valley lakes reopened today following the release of a report on unsafe zones near aging dam spill gates. 


Docks are high and dry after a spill gate failure at Lake Dunlap in May 2019.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Lake Dunlap property owners filled an exhibit hall at the New Braunfels Convention Center to hear details of a $24 million plan to replace a failed spill gate that led to the lake’s draining in May.

Son's Island at Lake Placid.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority managers could be in court by December to answer questions about plans to drain four lakes to relieve water pressure on old spill gates. Agreements were reached between opposing attorneys in state district court in Seguin on Wednesday.


Two recreationists slide into Lake Placid.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Residents on four south central Texas lakes are celebrating Monday’s out-of-court settlement that will keep the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority from draining the waterways. Lakeside locals said they are trying to appreciate their lakes each day they have them.

A group of people swimming on Lake Placid.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

After hundreds of lakeside residents protested the proposed draining of four Texas lakes, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority has agreed to hold off on the plan. 

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The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority faced a slew of property and business owners in court on Wednesday, to defend its plan to start draining lakes McQueeny, Placid, Meadow and Gonzales on September 16.


Members of Save Our Lakes protest the GBRA mismanagement of floodgates on Lakes McQueeney, Placid, Gonzales and Meadow Lake.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Residents near four Texas lakes that are scheduled to be drained by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority have formed the organization “Save Our Lakes” to fight for the future of the waterways.  

The main drag in Seguin.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The economic fallout from a decision by the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority to dewater four area lakes has yet to begin, but members of the business community predict a serious blow.


A restricted area sign at Lake Dunlap.
Courtesy of GBRA

Four Texas lakes will be “dewatered” by the end of September, according to the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority.


The floodgate is to the left of the dam on Lake McQueeney.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Two Texas floodgates have collapsed in the last two years, and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority warns four more lakes are in danger of the same fate.


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