GBRA Crews to Conduct Work at Lake McQueeney Dam

Posted: November 15, 2013

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LaMarriol Smith, GBRA, (830) 379-5822,

SEGUIN, TX — Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) hydroelectric crews inspecting the dam at Lake McQueeney following the Oct. 31 flood event have determined some work must be conducted on the dam.

In their assessment, hydroelectric crews found substantial logs and debris in the gate, indicating the crews will have to wash out and inspect the other two gates as well. Crews also determined several seals must be replaced. The necessary work will require Lake McQueeney to remain about a foot low for another 30 days.

Recent rainfall events produced higher flows that may have contributed to an increase of debris in the hydroelectric lakes. GBRA staff advises anyone using the lake for recreational purposes during this time to exercise caution, because lower lake levels may expose stumps, debris and other potential hazards that are normally underwater. 

Repair operations also may be adjusted or canceled in the event of adverse weather conditions. Notices may be disseminated as press releases to local media and lake associations as well as posted on the press release and lake management pages of GBRA’s website: www.gbra.org. Information also may be posted on Twitter with “@GBRATX” and Facebook on the page “GBRA of Texas.” 

The GBRA was established by the Texas Legislature in 1933 as a water conservation and reclamation district. GBRA provides stewardship for the water resources in its 10-county statutory district, which begins near the headwaters of the Guadalupe and Blanco rivers, ends at San Antonio Bay, and includes Kendall, Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Gonzales, DeWitt, Victoria, Calhoun, and Refugio counties.


 

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