San Antonio River Walk drained this week for maintenance

Maintenance project will last until Sunday, Jan 30

The City of San Antonio’s Public Works Department said portions of the San Antonio River will be drained beginning Sunday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 30. (KSAT)

The River Walk will look different this week, and that’s because the city is going to drain it for routine maintenance.

The City of San Antonio’s Public Works Department said portions of the San Antonio River will be drained beginning Sunday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 30, if weather permits.

The draining “is vital to ensuring it remains clean and a beautiful attraction for residents and visitors,” city officials said in a news release.

The heart of the River Walk, including the river loop near The Shops at Rivercenter, will be completely drained. The main channel from East Josephine Street to East Nueva Street will be partially drained.

During this time the Go Rio Cruises will not operate in the downtown or Museum Reach areas.

Alamo Street between Market and Commerce streets will also be closed to vehicle traffic and pedestrians.


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