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    Dam failure Guadalupe River/ Lake Dunlap May 14

    A failure of a spill gate today along the Guadalupe River downstream from New Braunfels and upstream of Seguin has water rushing downstream and the lake is expected to be empty by morning.
    The dam is 91 years old and more news to come

    http://seguingazette.com/alert/video...295e731eb.html

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    It's amazing that they are allowed to take so long to fix something Grab a few farmers from the area and let them do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    It's amazing that they are allowed to take so long to fix something Grab a few farmers from the area and let them do it.
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    Always been a question of who "owns" some of the dams that were built by some cities for power generation. The LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) has more control ( money) it seems of that watershed and dam operations than the Blanco/Guadalupe River Authority from my experience.

    You hear of maintenance projects along the Colorado, rarely anything from BGRA unless it involves Canyon Lake.

    The earlier failure that has not been addressed to date has been a head scratcher.
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    It seems around here they wait until it hits “severe inconvenience” then they feign ignorance of what everyone knew was coming.....Then the excessive spending starts.
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    Found this, I don't Tweet but was able to view collapse anyways

    https://twitter.com/GBRATX/status/1128749217516748803

    One story was they were lowering the gate for pass thru of heavy rain runoff when this occurred.Not just a random failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Found this, I don't Tweet but was able to view collapse anyways

    https://twitter.com/GBRATX/status/1128749217516748803

    One story was they were lowering the gate for pass thru of heavy rain runoff when this occurred.Not just a random failure.
    Wow!
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