Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), one of several major stakeholders that control release rates from Canyon Reservoir into the Guadalupe River, officially opened its 21,380-square-foot campus in New Braunfels on Thursday.
GBRA said the new building provides much-needed office space for staff.
The authority’s 10-county statutory district includes some of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. GBRA was previously headquartered in Seguin.
GBRA’s primary responsibilities are developing, conserving and protecting the water resources of the Guadalupe River Basin.
“With this growth has come an increased demand for high-quality, reliable water and wastewater services and the need for responsible stewardship of our precious water resources,” GBRA said in a statement online. “This new building provides us with much-needed space for our current and future staff, ensuring we can continue to meet the needs of our growing communities.”
GBRA works with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which owns and operates Canyon Lake, to allocate water resources for public and private utilities.
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.