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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.

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.


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.


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.


Steve Short | Texas Public Radio

The Preserve Lake Dunlap Association is campaigning for the creation of a special taxing district to restore the waterway following a devastating floodgate failure.  

The president of the association, J. Harmon, hopes most of the 500 property owners on the lake southeast of New Braunfels will support the creation of a new taxing district to pay for the repairs and maintain the floodgate.


Steve Short | Texas Public Radio

Officials have no answers for what caused a gate failure at the Lake Dunlap Dam near New Braunfels Tuesday morning.