Guadalupe River reopens to tubing in New Braunfels

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.

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