Lake Dunlap near New Braunfels empties into the Guadalupe River after spillgate fails

Lake Dunlop emptied downstream after a spillgate failed on Tuesday.

Lake Dunlop emptied downstream after a spillgate failed on Tuesday.

A spillgate failure at Lake Dunlap has mostly emptied the 410-acre reservoir on the Guadalupe River southeast of New Braunfels.

The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority said the peak river flow has subsided, but cautions homeowners downstream as “water flows will remain brisk.”

The lake started draining after the failure at 8 a.m. Several floodgates have been releasing water along multiple waterways in the area after heavy rains caused flooding the last two weeks.

Maximum depth of Lake Dunlap was 40 feet near the dam, and the lake was known for boating, water skiing and fishing.
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By Joe Warner

Joe Warner is managing editor of the nine Austin-Central Texas editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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