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Guadalupe Valley Lakes system
Image of the Guadalupe Valley Lakes system courtesy of GBRA.
dam service road
Image courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
float forecast
Twitter image.
flooding on river road
Flooding on the Guadalupe River on Oct. 30, 2015 washed away pavement leading up to the second-crossing bridge on River Road. File image.
Reservoir levels
Image courtesy of the Texas Watere Development Board and the U.S. National Weather Service West Gulf River Forecast Center.
Overlook Park
Overlook Park offers one of the most-scenic vistas of CanyonLake.
gbra electrofishing
GBRA staff use ‘electrofishing’ to sample fish populations and determine their abundance, density and species composition in Geronimo Creek, a tributary of the Guadalupe River. A new holistic plan under development by the authority will help protect endangered-and-threatened species. Facebook image.
guadalupe river flooding
In this image from May 30, flow rates on the Guadalupe River in Guadalupe River State Park were around 600 cubic feet/second (cfs). They reached 700 cfs today. Facebook image.
temporary river closure
City officials will reevaluate conditions on the Comal River on Tuesday morning.
New Braunfels Tube Chute
Image courtesy of Texas Tubes.
canyon park swim beach
Swim Beach 31 at Canyon Park. Image courtesy of the Water Oriented District of Comal County (WORD), which manages Comal and Canyon parks.
operation dry water
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) game wardens are participating in Operation Dry Water, which spreads awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence of both drugs and alcohol.
Canyon Lake boat ramp
Canyon Lake Boat Ramp #1. Image courtesy of Mark Robinson, MJR Photography.
boat ramp
Boat ramp #1, image courtesy of Holiday Lodge on Canyon Lake.
Donna Eccleston
Comal County Pct. 1 Commissioner Donna Eccleston represents Canyon Lake. File image.
boat ramp 1
Summer lines are usually long at Canyon Lake boat ramps. File image of Boat Ramp 1.
tube chute
The Tube Chute on the Comal River closed this morning due to recent heavy rains. Image courtesy of Texas Tubes.
tubing the comal river
Image courtesy of Tubing the Comal River Facebook page.
Texas game warden
Image courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
comal river closes
Image courtesy of the New Braunfels Police Department.
hill country rivers
Heavy rains this week could saturate soils and elevate rivers in the Texas Hill Country.
Joel Jijo
YouTube image of Joel Jijo.
Divers search
Divers search Saturday for the body of a missing Houston man last seen in Canyon Lake between boat ramps 5 and 6. Image courtesy of Canyon Lake Fire/EMS.
texas game wardens on boat
Texas Game Wardens will be out in full force this weekend. This year alone -- from January through April -- Texas experienced a 40-percent increase in open water-oriented fatalities, including boat-and-swimming incidents, compared to the same period in 2020. Image courtesy of TPWD.
sup boarding
Image courtesy of Central Texas River Trips.
Image of the Comal River courtesy of New Braunfels Police Department.
usace towels
Wear a life jacket! U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers might give you a free towel. Image at Proctor Lake courtesy of USACE.
madrone trail
WORD is developing signage for Madrone Trail, popular with area mountain bikers. Image courtesy of Comal Trails Alliance.
Texas rivers
The U.S. National Weather Service's West Gulf River Forecast Center (WGRFC) provides hydrologic forecasts and warnings for rivers within its boundaries. 
Boat Ramp 11
Canyon Lake Boat Ramp No. 11. File/YouTube image.
Canyon Lake Manager Javier Perez Ortiz
Canyon Lake Manager Javier Perez Ortiz said access to the parking areas will be restricted until the work is complete. File image.
Canyon Park aerial
Canyon Park reopened to the public on April 1 under new management.
JBSA Canyon Lake
Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Canyon Lake boat ramp with courtesy dock. Facebook image.
Shutterstock image.
Overlook Park
Overlook Park will close for maintenance on Monday.
boys in water
A GoPro Camera captured the fear on the faces of two boys awaiting rescue after the boat they were riding in capsized in rough waters near Hawaii. The U.S. Coast Guard says wearing life jackets saves lives. File image.
guadalupe river cleanup
The Guadalupe River Association sponsored a cleanup of the Upper Guadalupe River in Spring Branch in 2017. Concerns about trash are one of the reasons authorities decided to ban parking along FM 311. Facebook image.
Canyon Lake drowning
All images courtesy of an anonymous source who witnessed the aftermath of the drowning and does not wish to be identified.
Overlook Park
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the popular walkway over Canyon Dam after the U.S. National Weather Service predicted freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation through Tuesday.
Canyon Lake Dam Floodgates
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the floodgates at Canyon Lake on Jan. 20. File image by Patrick Y. Wong.
Canyon Lake encroachment
Image of encroachment courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Canyon Lake office.
comal county boat ramps
The courtesy dock at Comal County Boat Ramp #23, shown here as A4, will close for repairs later this month.
Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam
Image of the Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam courtesy of Cecilio Chopper Martinez.
Aerial view of Comal Park
Comal Park is closed for the season. It will reopen on April 1, 2021.