Tubers back in the Guadalupe, Comal rivers following heavy rains

Flooding forced many people to postpone floating plans

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - The skies cleared up in New Braunfels on Monday for tubers eager to float the Guadalupe and Comal rivers.
Shane Wolf, General Manager of Rockin R River Rides in New Braunfels, said business was a trickle Saturday morning, thanks to heavy rains that forced part of the Guadalupe River to close. They were back open by 1 p.m. and he managed to make a lot of tubers happy.
"We put hundreds of people out literally above Gruene bridge," Wolf said. "They floated down and had a great time."
Several tubers skipped out Saturday thinking the river would be dangerous because of the rain. They decided to give it a try Monday and no one was disappointed.
"Right now, it's actually a good crowd, good people, water is not too bad," said Brian Urrutia of San Antonio. "It's a lot better than I thought it was going to be."
Amy Newhart of Dallas traveled to New Braunfels with her family and enjoyed the float.
"It was fun, it was cold, but you got used to it real fast and we had a good time," she said.
According to Wolf, Memorial Day Weekend is the first big weekend for tubers to get out and enjoy the river. He said even though there was some miscommunication about whether the river was open Saturday, he doesn't think it should hurt tubing season over all.
"Give us a call before they rule out those plans because we did put out a couple hundred customers and everybody came out with a smile on their face," Wolf said.

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