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Stay Out of the Guadalupe River @Sattler — Or Drown

The Guadalupe River @Sattler is flowing at a rate of 1,500 cubic feet per second following heavy rains in the Canyon Lake area this morning.

Stay out of the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake dam today — or drown.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Natural Resource Specialist Samuell Price said this afternoon that the river is cresting at a rate of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs). Before heavy rains pounded Canyon Lake this morning, the flow rate @Sattler was 67.7 cfs.

“It’s the type of water that will drown you if you get into it,” he said.

USACE’s Canyon Lake office in Overlook Park, an official National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) weather station, recorded 6.5 inches of rain since 7 a.m.

Meanwhile, spectacular waterfalls are reported coming off the hills near Guadalupe Trail, which Price said is safe and open.

Guadalupe River flooding

Guadalupe River flooding

Guadalupe River flooding


  1. Karla May 12, 2020

    Great article! This is yet another reason it’s good to take a lesson from a certified kayak or SUP instructor if you go down the rivers in Texas and don’t know about CFS level, how to check them, and where and when to paddle.


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