Comal River Reopens for Recreation But Caution Still Advised
New Braunfels Police Department (NBPD) reopened the Comal River for all recreation today.
As of 9 a.m., the river’s flow rate was approximately 284 cfs.
Minor amounts of debris are being cleaned up by city staff and the clarity of the water is returning to nomal.
However, rivergoers should still be cautious about debris that may not be visible under the water’s surface.
“As always, NBPD encourages the use of life vests while participating in any water-related activity,” police said in a statement.
Recreation on the Guadalupe River inside New Braunfels city limits was not affected by recent rains. The Guadalupe remains open for recreation.
NBPD said forecasters with the U.S. National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio are predicting additional thunderstorms over the next several days.
These factors will play a role in future decisions by city officials. Recreationalists are asked to “turnaround, don’t drown” if there is water over a roadway, and to never drive around barricades.
The New Braunfels area is prone to flash-flooding.