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Lake McQueeney

The main drag that runs through McQueeney, Texas.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Guadalupe County commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning on the creation of a water control improvement district for residents who live near Lake McQueeney.

A sign sits across the street from Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority headquarters telling them, "Repair your dams."
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Portions of Guadalupe Valley lakes reopened today following the release of a report on unsafe zones near aging dam spill gates. 


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.


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.  

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.