Rising river poses problems in Gonzales

Schools canceled, roads closed


GONZALES, Texas – For the second time in a few days, the rain-swollen Guadalupe River rose well above flood stage on Wednesday.

In anticipation of the rising river, classes were canceled Wednesday in the Gonzales Independent School District.

Flood waters swamped low-lying areas, including roads near the river. Some baseball fields were also submerged.

United States Geological Survey officials monitored the swift-moving river and said water levels peaked Wednesday morning and were expected to drop. 

The water was flowing downstream to Cuero, where water levels were rising, USGS officials said.

Not only did flood waters flow downstream on the Guadalupe River, heavy rains in the Hill Country triggered flooding in the San Marcos River, which also feeds into the Guadalupe River.

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