Comal River temporarily closed due to Thursday’s heavy rainfall, police say

Tubing and other recreational activities are not allowed until officials say it’s safe to do so

Comal River Closed due to Debris
Comal River Closed due to Debris (KSAT)

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Heavy rains prompted a temporary closure of the Comal River on Thursday, according to the New Braunfels Police Department.

The closure of the river means residents are not able to go tubing or do any other recreational activities, given the increased flow of water.

Update (8:30am): River conditions this morning have not improved enough to reopen the river for recreation yet. City...

Posted by New Braunfels Police Department on Thursday, June 3, 2021

Police said the heavy rains caused the water of river to measure over 400 cubic feet per second with poor water clarity.

Debris was also found along the riverbanks and at the Tube Chute dam, according to officials.

City officials will reevaluate the closure Friday morning and determine if it is safe enough for river recreation to continue. For more updates, follow the New Braunfels police Facebook page here.

We’ll bring more updates to this story as they become available.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.