SAN ANTONIO -

The San Antonio River Walk will be partially drained in January 2014.

Public Works and Downtown Operations will work together to drain the main channel from Josephine Street to Alamo Street on Jan. 5–10, 2014.

The River Walk will be refilled and operational by Jan. 12, 2014.

The river loop will not be drained or affected.

Throughout the duration of the river draining, the south lane on E. Nueva between Main Plaza/Dwyer and S. St. Mary’s will be closed. Eastbound traffic along this section of E. Nueva will be maintained throughout the draining.

“This year’s partial draining will enable us to perform routine maintenance and remove any detected or trace amounts of sediment buildup," said Interim Director of Public Works Anthony Chukwudolue in a released statement.