Lake Management

The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority is a political subdivision that was created under Article XVI, Section 59 of the Texas Constitution to develop, store and protect the water resources of the Guadalupe River Basin for the benefit of its residents.

GBRA is the owner and operator of Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney, Lake Placid, Lake Nolte, Lake H-4, and Lake Wood located in Comal, Guadalupe, and Gonzales Counties, Texas. GBRA has the right to establish regulations for navigation of the waterways subject to its jurisdiction, and is empowered under the laws of the State of Texas to establish restrictions on the use of watercraft navigating the waterways subject to its jurisdiction.

Hydroelectric Lake Notices

The draft GBRA Wholesale Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plans linked below will be available for public comment until April 13, 2014.

Stump Removal Guidelines/Process

The following stump removal guidelines apply to GBRA Hydroelectric Lake Dunlap, located in Comal and Guadalupe Counties, Lakes McQueeney, Placid and Nolte located in Guadalupe County, and Lake Gonzales (H-4) and Lake Wood (H-5) located in Gonzales County, Texas.

Status of Comal County Public Boat Ramps

The following information from the Comal County Engineer's Office lists the status of the County boat ramps on Canyon Lake.

Boating Capacity Study

The goal of this study was to construct an informative management tool to better manage the pressure of increased recreational use and shoreline development on Lakes Dunlap, McQueeney, Placid, Nolte (Meadow Lake), Gonzales (H4), and Wood (H5).

Resolutions and Orders

Posted: 11/6/2013
Expires: n/a

Beginning, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, Lake McQueeney will be lowered approximately 12 to 18 inches so that Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) hydroelectric crews can perform inspections of the dam following the flood event of Oct. 31, 2013.

Posted: 8/7/2012
Expires: n/a

Action by the General Manager of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Modifying the January 26, 2012 Order Establishing a No Wake Speed Area on a Portion of Lake Dunlap

Posted: 1/26/2012
Expires: n/a

To Designate a No-Wake Speed Area on a Portion of Lake Dunlap from the north end of Camp Porter Road to Lake Dunlap Dam

Posted: 12/21/2011
Expires: 1/31/2012

Establishing Restrictions to Prohibit the Use of Motorized and Non-motorized Watercraft on Lake Dunlap, in Comal and Guadalupe Counties to Protect Public Safety and for Removal and Marking of Tree Stumps and Other Hazards and Obstructions, or Other Necessary or Emergency Purposes

Posted: 5/17/2011
Expires: n/a

Establishing Restrictions on the use of certain Aircraft, Watercraft and Personal Watercraft on Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney, Lake Placid (TP-4), Lake Nolte (Meadow Lake), Lake H-4 (Lake Gonzales), and H-5 (Lake Wood) in Comal, Guadalupe and Gonzales Counties.

Posted: 9/19/2008
Expires: n/a

Resolution to designate a no-wake speed on Lake Wood (Lake H-5) in Gonzales County.

Posted: 5/21/2008
Expires: n/a

Resolution establishing and designating certain restricted areas and Establishing restrictions on the use of certain aircraft, watercraft and personal watercraft on certain areas of Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney, Lake Placid (TP-4), Lake Nolte (Meadow Lake), Lake H-4 (Lake Gonzales), and H-5 (Lake Wood) in Comal, Guadalupe, and Gonzales Counties.

Posted: 5/21/2008
Expires: n/a

Resolution designating a no-wake speed on Lake Nolte (Meadow Lake) in Guadalupe County.

Posted: 3/23/2006
Expires: n/a

Resolution establishing rules and regulations for the equipment and operation of certain recreational devices referred to as "inflatables" or "water-toys" and motor-powered watercraft including boats and Personal Water Craft ("PWC") on Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney, Lake Placid, Lake Nolte, Lake H-4 and Lake Wood in Comal, Guadalupe and Gonzales Counties.

Related Material

Brochure regarding Resolution passed by GBRA Board 3-22-06 and map of Treasure Island Bridge traffic.

Posted: 8/10/2004
Expires: n/a

Establishing Restrictions of Watercraft on Lake McQueeney below the Treasure Island Bridge, Guadalupe County.

Posted: 5/15/2002
Expires: n/a

To designate a no-wake speed on Lake Dunlap and to establish other restrictions consistent with the Water Safety Act for Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney, Lake Placid (TP-4), Lake Nolte (Meadow Lake), Lake Gonzales (H-4) and Lake Wood (H-5) located in Comal, Guadalupe, and Gonzales counties.

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