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Guadalupe River

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. 

From Texas Standard:

The news that four lakes on the Guadalupe River will be drained next month has residents living along those lakes up in arms. 

The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, or GRBA, is taking this extraordinary action over concerns about the failures of aging dams. Now, a group of people living along one of those lakes says they want to fight the decision in court.

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.

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Ninety-year-old infrastructure that created Guadalupe County's six lakes is in dire need of repair and poses a significant safety risk. Four dams are at a high risk of collapse and two other spill gates have failed already.

David Martin Davies

Many Coastal Texas residents are finally able to begin the process of assessing the damage from Tropical Storm Harvey. But even as the storm cleanup is underway, there is a new threat for the community.

Work crews were out in force chopping up and clearing out the streets of Victoria that were blocked by fallen limbs, toppled trees and snapped utility poles. These old giants were unable to stand up to Harvey's 85 mile an hour winds.

Lynda Torrey and her neighbors admire a once mighty tree that’s now sideways.