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DCA, USACE Plan for Other Lake Upgrades

Commissioner Crownover Jen Crownover, Pct. 4, thanks Canyon Lake High School Future Farmers of America students who helped build a new gate for the dam service road, which reopened for public access last week.

Dam Community Alliance described the Aug. 27 reopening of Canyon Lake Dam’s service road as an “epic event” on its Facebook page, but what looked like the ending of a year-long battle to restore public access to the scenic walkway is really just the beginning of a years-long collaborative relationship between Canyon Lake residents and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Next on the grassroots group’s wish list, according to organizer Jen Crownover, Comal County Commissioner, Pct. 4, are potentially bathrooms at Overlook Park and observation points along a trail.

Of course, another big fundraiser, the DAM Fine Car Show, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Overlook Park.

“I know there are other ideas as well, but we’ll have those discussions when we meet (with USACE),” Crownover said.

To learn more about what might be next for Canyon Lake, click here to view the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Canyon Lake and Dam, Texas Master Plan Revision, which is dated December 2017. The Master Plan serves as a comprehensive land-and-recreation management guide for the next 25 years and focuses on the stewardship of natural and cultural resources.

Also included in its mandate is making provisions for outdoor recreation facilities and opportunities on federal land associated with Canyon Lake.

According to the master plan, these include “expressed public interests that are compatible with Canyon Lake’s authorized purposes.”

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