Guadalupe River reopens to tubing in New Braunfels

FILE - Tubers on the Guadalupe (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Tubers on the Guadalupe (KXAN File Photo)

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (KXAN) — The Guadalupe River in New Braunfels has been reopened to recreational activities, including tubing.

Heavy rains on April 22 forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to increase the release of water from Canyon Dam, temporarily closing the river to recreational activities, the city of New Braunfels said Wednesday.

The Comal River was not affected by the temporary closure and remains open. New Braunfels police are reminding all river-goers, especially swimmers, to be cautious on area waterways and to always wear a life jacket when going in the water.

In Sept. 2015, the city of New Braunfels, Guadalupe County, Comal County and Water-Oriented Recreation District installed five new sirens and gauges with better technology along the river. The upgraded machines allow officials to activate the sirens from their phones wherever they are. It also allows residents in to log onto this website and view water levels themselves. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s