Agua Vida Blog: Working on Our Mussels

GBRA Executive Manager of Environmental Science Nathan Pence talks freshwater mussel protection in the Guadalupe River basin, breaking down the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s most recent protection proposal. In alignment with our mission to conserve, protect and enhance our ecosystem, our Environmental Science team works collaboratively with like-minded partners – including Texas Parks &…

Governor Fills Comal County Seat on GBRA Board of Directors

SEGUIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Emanuel Valdez to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) Board of Directors for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. Governor Abbott announced Valdez’s appointment on Saturday, August 7. “On behalf of the board, we welcome Director Emanuel Valdez to our dedicated team of community leaders,”…

Lake Gonzales Experiences Spillgate Failure

SEGUIN, Texas – The hydroelectric dam at Lake Gonzales in Gonzales County experienced a spillgate failure during normal operation on August 3, 2021. During and after rainfall events, spillgates on the dams are lowered to accommodate the passage of flood waters downstream. The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority has continued to encounter challenges with unreliable operation of…

Registration Open for 2021 Bowhunt at Coleto Creek

VICTORIA, Texas – Registration for the annual bowhunt at Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir is now open for 2021. The deadline to register is Friday, August 27, 2021 at 12 p.m. Bowhunts are available on weekends from October 2, 2021 through January 16, 2022 with a $185 fee per weekend for each hunter. Bowhunting is…

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

Boil Water Notice Rescinded 7/16/2021   Customers in the Country Club area, Crestview Subdivision, Jack and Jill Road, Tanner Road, and Wall Road (Tanner airport area): On 7/12/2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the GBRA Calhoun County Rural Water public water system, PWS# TX0290007, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers,…

GBRA to Develop Habitat Conservation Plan for the Guadalupe River

SEGUIN, Texas – Aligned with its mission of conserving and protecting the Guadalupe River Basin, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) has begun development of a basin-wide Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The projected population growth for the Guadalupe River Basin (195 percent by 2050) along with increased demand on the River as a resource, necessitates the…

Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

Customers in the Country Club area, Crestview Subdivision and Hwy 2433 area: Repairs to the City of Port Lavaca’s water pipeline has caused reduced distribution system pressure. Due to reduced distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the GBRA Calhoun County Rural Water System, PWS# TX0290007, public water system to notify…

Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

Customers on Fisher Road, Jack and Jill Road, Tanner Road, and Wall Road (Tanner airport area): Repairs to the City of Port Lavaca’s water pipeline has caused reduced distribution system pressure. Due to reduced distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the GBRA Calhoun County Rural Water System, PWS# TX0290007, public…

Appellate Court Affirms GBRA’s Position

SAN ANTONIO – The Fourth Court of Appeals rendered a decision in the Williams v. GBRA case, holding that the plaintiffs lacked legal standing to bring their lawsuit against GBRA.  In doing so, the Court of Appeals relied on long-standing Texas precedent and affirmed the 274th District Court decision to grant GBRA’s plea to the…

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

Boil Water Notice Rescinded 7/4/2021 Customers on Jack and Jill Road, Tanner Road, and Wall Road (Tanner airport area): On 7/2/2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the GBRA Calhoun County Rural Water public water system, PWS# TX0290007, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions…

Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems 7/2/2021 Customers on Jack and Jill Road, Tanner Road, and Wall Road (Tanner airport area): Repairs to the City of Port Lavaca’s water pipeline has caused reduced distribution system pressure. Due to reduced distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the GBRA Calhoun…

Hydroelectric Generator Maintenance Beginning June 14

The hydroelectric team will be conducting regular preventative maintenance and inspections on the turbine shafts of the hydroelectric generators at Lake McQueeney, Lake Gonzales (H4), Meadow Lake (Nolte Dam) and Lake Placid (TP4) beginning Monday, June 14. Work is anticipated to take between five to seven business days per generator, with six generators in total.…