GBRA Hydro Crews Working to Repair Lake Wood Dam Gate

Posted: March 10, 2016

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Danielle Wilson, 830-379-5822,

 

GONZALES,Texas GBRA hydro crews are working to repair one of two gates on the dam at Lake Wood. The dam at Lake Wood has two gates – one is operating properly, but the other gate is malfunctioning. As a result, about 6,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water is spilling.

             The River Forecast Center of the National Weather Service (NWS) has forecast that the recent upstream rainfall event will cause the Guadalupe River to crest in Gonzales at 32 feet by Friday (3/11/16) afternoon. The 32-foot crest is categorized as a minor flood event for the area. The water spilling at H-5 will only minimally affect the flow downstream.  As the water travels downstream, the river will crest in Cuero on Saturday (3/12/16) at 26 feet and later in Victoria at 26.5 feet. GBRA’s Hydro Crews will continue maintenance until the repairs are completed. To check the river forecast in your area, please visit this NWS link: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc/

             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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