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Guadalupe Blanco River Authority

Docks are high and dry after a spill gate failure at Lake Dunlap in May 2019.
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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. 

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The draining of four area lakes will not begin on Monday because a state district judge in Seguin wants to hear more testimony from plaintiffs seeking to stop the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.

Hundreds of residents protested the plan to begin draining the waterways on Monday, Sept. 16. By Wednesday night, it was unclear when the drainings would actually begin.

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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.