City staff are working to clean up tree branches, mud, rocks and other debris that washed into the river, creating hazardous conditions unsuitable for water recreation, city officials said in a press release.
The Comal River is flowing at about 400 cubic feet per second, and water clarity remains poor. At 7 a.m. Oct. 14 the Comal River was flowing at 3,680 cfs, and normal flows are around 250-350 cfs.
The Guadalupe River has reopened to water recreation within the city limits, but that might prove temporary. Water clarity is still low, and not all debris from the rain event has cleared.
Flows Oct. 14 for the Guadalupe River were 5,740 cfs. It is flowing at 475 cfs, on the high end of its normal average flow of 100-500 cfs.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service are predicting some additional rainfall over the next 24 hours, and that could lead to prolonging the closure of the Comal River and possibly requiring the city to reclose access to the Guadalupe River.