Post Flood Assessment Continues on Hydro Lakes

Posted: June 22, 2010

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LaMarriol Smith, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, (830) 379-5822 or email

SEGUIN, TX - The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), in cooperation with local lake associations, will begin lowering area hydroelectric lakes Nolte (Meadow Lake), H-4 (Lake Gonzales) and H-5 (Lake Wood) to conduct inspections and locate debris and submerged materials from the recent flood event.

During these inspections GBRA personnel and local officials and representatives of the respective lake associations will identify, locate and mark debris and then seek funding sources for restoration. The following has been determined as an approximate lowering schedule for the lakes:

APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE FOR MEADOW LAKE

Effective 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 24 Meadow Lake will be four (4) feet below normal level, and will return to normal level Thursday night.

APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE FOR H-4 AND H-5

The levels of H-4 (Lake Gonzales) and H-5 (Lake Wood) will be approximately four (4) feet low effective Saturday, June 26. The level of H-4 should return to normal elevation Sunday evening, June 27, and the level of H-5 should return to normal elevation Tuesday afternoon, June 29.

Please note that the levels of lakes Dunlap, McQueeney and Placid also will experience variations as noted below:

  • Lake McQueeney will be one (1) foot below normal level from 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 24, and will return to normal level around noon on Thursday.
  • Lake Placid will be one (1) foot below normal level from 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 24, and will return to normal elevation Thursday afternoon.
  • Lake Dunlap is approximately one (1) foot below normal elevation and will remain at that level until further notice. This elevation is necessary to allow GBRA personnel to repair flood related damage to the one of the gates on the dam.

Levels and times may vary due to changes in releases from Canyon Reservoir and conditions on-site.

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