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Comal River Closes Again Due to Heavy Rains

The Tube Chute on the Comal River closed this morning due to recent heavy rains. Image courtesy of Texas Tubes.

New Braunfels Police Department closed the Comal River today after increased river flow and water-clarity issues due to recent heavy rains made it too dangerous for recreationalists to go tubing.

Conditions will be reevaluated Monday morning, police said.

Recreation on the Guadalupe River inside city limits was not affected by recent rains.

This mornng, flow rates were approximately 440 cubic feet-per-second (cfs). There were minor amounts of debris along the riverbanks and at the tube chute.

“We are as disappointed as everyone who planned on going tubing today and thought we had a good chance of opening this afternoon, but it didn’t pan out the way we had hoped,” Texas Tubes said on Facebook.

It’s the third time in less than two weeks that heavy rains forced closure of the Comal River.

City officials closed the river on May 29 then reopened it to tubers on May 30. The river also was off-limits on Thursday before reopening on Friday.

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