(Seguin) -- Caution is advised if you are headed out to area waters this coming week. The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s (GBRA) hydroelectric crew members will perform a washout and inspection of all three spill gates at Lake Dunlap and at both spill gates at Lake Placid beginning Monday, May 4, 2015.
“The crew also plans to install an electrical operator on one Dunlap spill gate and adding monitoring devices on several of the spill gates. Our goal is to have all of the spill gates at Dunlap and Placid operational and the lakes full no later than Friday, May 22, or earlier if possible,” said Jeff McKee, GBRA’s assistant division manager for the Hydroelectric/Rural Utilities Division.
GBRA staff advises anyone using the Lake Dunlap for recreation purposes during this time to exercise caution, because lower lake levels may expose debris and other potential hazards that are normally underwater. In the occurrence of another potentially high rainfall event, Lake Dunlap residents should secure and/or remove watercraft and dock items.
Inspection operations also may be adjusted or canceled in the event of adverse weather conditions. Information will be made available to Seguin Radio KWED or to the Seguin Daily News. It can also be found on the lake management pages of GBRA’s website: www.gbra.org
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.