Please exercise caution when enjoying the Guadalupe Valley Lakes – adhere to all posted guidelines, safety measures and beware of prohibited and restricted zones in your area. GIS Map

CONSTRUCTION TIMELINE UPDATE

DECEMBER 22, 2021

Obtaining the necessary permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the next step in the process of completing the necessary replacement of the spillgates and enhancement of the dams at Lake McQueeney and Lake Placid. In alignment with standard procedure, GBRA formally initiated the permitting process with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in August 2021 during the engineering design phase of both projects.

We were recently informed that both the Lake McQueeney and Lake Placid projects would be subject to unexpected additional permitting requirements, different from what was required for the Lake Dunlap project. The two projects were originally scheduled to begin construction in February 2022; however, the additional permitting requirements will delay construction until at least summer 2022.

Our engineering and executive teams continue to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to obtain permits as quickly as possible.

We will continue to provide timeline updates as they become available. Property owners on Lake McQueeney can expect to receive a 60-day notice prior to any drawdown activities, as the lowering of the spillgates will be necessary prior to the beginning of construction. GBRA does not recommend the storage of recreational property on any of the Guadalupe Valley Lakes as spillgate failures can occur without warning.

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY ON LAKE DUNLAP

Lake Dunlap

Construction on Lake Dunlap is well underway. Construction began in May 2021 with an estimated completion timeline of 24 months pending unforeseen weather delays. Check out the latest construction update below.

Lake McQueeney

Currently in design phase with final design anticipated to be completed in November 2021

The Texas Water Development Board approved GBRA’s application for $40 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program on February 10, 2021

The Lake McQueeney Water Control and Improvement District was approved by voters on November 3, 2020

Lake Placid

Currently in design phase with final design anticipated to be completed in November 2021

The Texas Water Development Board approved GBRA’s application for $40 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program on February 10, 2021

The Lake Placid Water Control and Improvement District was approved by voters on November 3, 2020

Lake GonZALES

Lake Gonzales experienced a spillgate failure on August 3, 2021. The evaluation and inspection of the failed spillgate conducted by GBRA and third-party engineering consultants determined that there are no repair mechanisms available that can be safely accomplished to bring the gate back into operation. Without the ability to repair the failed spillgate, funding will need to be identified for the replacement of the spillgates in order to restore the lake. An exhaustive search for potential funding options has not returned any viable options to date.

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Safety is our top priority

Please remember to exercise caution when enjoying the Guadalupe Valley Lakes. The hydroelectric dams that form the lakes have surpassed their useful life and can pose a life-threatening risk to anyone within the prohibited and restricted unsafe zones.

Prohibited unsafe zones upstream and downstream of the dams and spillgates, marked in red, are unsafe for all activities on or in the water including boating, canoeing, jet skiing, swimming, wading, tubing, etc. Restricted unsafe zones, marked in yellow, are unsafe for all in water activities including swimming, tubing, and wading.

The safety of our community remains our top priority. Signage and buoys have been added on and around the water to clearly mark prohibited and restricted areas.

We encourage you to input your address into the map below to familiarize yourself with the restrictions in your area before going out on and around the water. Please adhere to all posted guidelines and safety measures and report any violations of these guidelines to local authorities.

View Restrictions in Your Area

Click the map below to input your address and familiarize yourself with the restrictions in your area before going out on and around the water. Please adhere to all posted guidelines and safety measures and report any violations of these guidelines to local authorities.

Who Do I Contact?

GBRA continues to work closely with the community toward the common goal of ensuring the longevity of the Guadalupe Valley Lakes. GBRA has financing and operation agreements in place with the voter-approved WCIDs for Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney, and Lake Placid, and continues to meet with lake associations. If you have a WCID and/or lake association, we encourage you to get involved with them as they are the best point of contact and source of information to ask questions and provide input about your specific lake.

Citizens United for Lake Placid

Bill Fisher
210-213-2529
info@lakeplacidtx.org
lakeplacidtx.org

Friends of Lake McQueeney

Lindsey Gillum
830-857-5520
lindsey8147@gmail.com
lakemcqueeney.org

Preserve Lake Dunlap Association

Jay Harmon
713-202-8870
jrharmon123@yahoo.com
plda.org

Meadow Lake Nolte Dam Association

Janet Hudson
830-401-1461
janet.hudson4@gmail.com
www.mlnda.org

Friends of Lake Wood
Lake Gonzales Volunteer Resident Coordinator

Kent Bollich
979-236-5633
kentbollich@yahoo.com

Lake Dunlap WCID

Anthony S. Corbett
512-328-2008
tcorbett@mccleanhowardlaw.com
lakedunlapwcid.org

Lake McQueeney WCID

c/o Allen Boone Humphries Robinson
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2600
Houston, TX 77027
713-860-6400
www.lakemcqueeneywcid1.com

Lake Placid WCID

c/o Allen Boone Humphries Robinson
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2600
Houston, TX 77027
713-860-6400
www.lakeplacidwcid1.com

 

 

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