*Update* H-4 to Be Lowered 4 Feet Beginning Sunday Night

Posted: March 31, 2016

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LaMarriol Smith, 830-379-5822,

GONZALES COUNTY, Texas – Engineers have determined that the level at H-4 (Lake Gonzales) must be lowered a total of 4 feet beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016. The 4-foot level change will remain through Friday, April 8, 2016. 

Initially, Hydro crews announced they would lower the level 2 feet, but have increased the lowering 2 additional feet because it will decrease the pressure on the upstream dam leaf and provide more safety for the engineers, according to Allen Ognoskie, division manager for the Guadalupe/Gonzales Counties, Guadalupe Valley Hydroelectric Division.  The action is required so that engineers can draw plans for the repairs to the damaged H-5 spill gate.  Again, GBRA advises anyone using the lake for recreational purposes during this time to exercise caution because lower lake levels may expose debris and other potential hazards that otherwise are submerged.

 GBRA Communications and Education staff will disseminate notices via press releases to local media and lake associations and post accordingly on the press release and lake management pages of GBRA’s website:www.gbra.org.  Information also may be posted on Twitter “@GBRATX” and Facebook at “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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