Recreational activities resume on Guadalupe River in New Braunfels

Activities including tubing may resume within city limits, police say

By Troy Blevins - Online Editor
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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - All recreational activities, including tubing, may resume on the Guadalupe River within the city limits of New Braunfels, police said.

Heavy rains on April 22 forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to increase the release rate of water from Canyon Dam to more than 1,000 cubic feet per second, leading to a temporary closure of tubing activities on the Guadalupe River within the city of New Braunfels, New Braunfels police said.

The water release rate from Canyon Dam has since been reduced significantly to about 450 cubic feet per second as of Wednesday afternoon. Police said the flow rate in New Braunfels is at roughly 600 cubic feet per second.

The Comal River was not affected by the previous temporary closure and remains open to all recreational activities, police said.

The New Braunfels Police Department said it would still like to remind all river-goers, but especially swimmers, to be cautious on area waterways and to always wear a life jacket when going in the water.

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