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

January 23, 2023

DRAWDOWN NOTICE

Lake McQueeney & MEADOW LAKE

REMOVE ALL RECREATIONAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY BY MARCH 26, 2023

GBRA has secured the necessary permits to begin construction on Lake McQueeney and lowering the spillgates is the next step in preparing for construction to begin. While we anticipate construction on both Lake McQueeney and Lake Placid will commence in the second quarter of 2023, the drawdown needs to be completed well in advance to allow the lakebed to dry out enough to accommodate construction activities.

With the spillgates on Nolte Dam in need of replacement to remain in operation, a drawdown will also take place at Meadow Lake.

Working with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, GBRA has devised an Aquatic Resource Relocation Plan (ARRP) designed to minimize impacts to the environment. In accordance with the ARRP, each lake will be lowered over a two-day period, beginning at Meadow Lake on March 27. Drawdown notices have been mailed directly to impacted homeowners.

All activity on Lake McQueeney, Lake Placid and Meadow Lake should be suspended during the drawdown period, beginning March 27. Once the lowering of the spillgates at both lakes is completed, access or activities on the water may resume, but please continue to maintain a safe distance from the dams.

September 2022

LAKE DUNLAP CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Progress is being made on the Lake Dunlap dam project. Construction began in May 2021 with an estimated completion timeline of 24 months pending unforeseen weather delays. 

June 6, 2022

LITIGATION UPDATE

The Texas Supreme Court has denied the plantiffs’ petition for review in the Williams v. GBRA case, affirming the decision rendered by the Fourth Court of Appeals. This will make the dismissal of all claims against GBRA final and immediate. Read More.

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.

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

 

 

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

Jacy Robbins
281-702-7435
jrobbins2005@gmail.com
www.mlnda.org

Friends of Lake Wood
Lake Gonzales Volunteer Resident Coordinator

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

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
830-379-5822
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