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Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: Bob Landry] #13155782 05/16/19 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Landry
"The number of owners that have multi million dollar houses that will be worth maybe 50% or less could easily find it in their financial best interests to pool some money together and fix it."

That money pooled by the homeowners would be better spent on a good legal team that would hold some people accountable and ask some hard questions. That's what they all pay taxes for.
The river authority probably has to submit an operating budget every year, some of which should be marked for maintenance/repairs. If that's the case they need to find out where the money went, and why there was money for a new office but not dam repair.


GBRA claims that the dams would have to be repaired using money generated by the dams and since they have let the electrical generators deteriorate to the point that they produce no electricity, they say there is no money for repairs. After Lake Wood broke, they engineered the most expensive hydraulic operated gates they could buy. That is their excuse for not repairing Lake Wood, no money. I will bet they find the money to repair Dunlap.


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Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: South Tex Fish] #13155888 05/16/19 11:59 AM
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I'm sure the public will pay, and hopefully not get locked out like on McQueeney.


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Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: South Tex Fish] #13155891 05/16/19 12:03 PM
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Latest news I got was 2 to 10 years to repair the dam. The good part is they are already talking about a repair instead of restoring it to a stream. Is there enough water and pools left for the fish to survive?

Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: Osbornfishing] #13155919 05/16/19 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
Latest news I got was 2 to 10 years to repair the dam. The good part is they are already talking about a repair instead of restoring it to a stream. Is there enough water and pools left for the fish to survive?


I would think that the original river channel should have some large pools of water within the original river banks.
I'm saying this from seeing what Medina lake looks like when the water is at it's lowest levels, there are always going to be deeper pools.
This would be a great opportunity for dredging out sections of the lake that are badly silted in.
Just from pictures I've seen, the lake was supper shallow from years of silting.


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Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: Jimbo] #13155968 05/16/19 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
Latest news I got was 2 to 10 years to repair the dam. The good part is they are already talking about a repair instead of restoring it to a stream. Is there enough water and pools left for the fish to survive?


I would think that the original river channel should have some large pools of water within the original river banks.
I'm saying this from seeing what Medina lake looks like when the water is at it's lowest levels, there are always going to be deeper pools.
This would be a great opportunity for dredging out sections of the lake that are badly silted in.
Just from pictures I've seen, the lake was supper shallow from years of silting.


GBRA will not let the property owners at Lake Wood clean up the brush and debris in the lake bed. Issued trespassing warnings.


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GBRA will not let the property owners at Lake Wood clean up the brush and debris in the lake bed. Issued trespassing warnings.


That I see as a good thing as long as they enforce it.
If they don't, I'm sure some property owners will break out the chain saws, strip away any and all the stumps and trees, and run their fences all the way to the waters edge and dare anyone to step foot across their perceived property.
Kudos on them!



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Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: Jimbo] #13156377 05/16/19 05:40 PM
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GBRA will not let the property owners at Lake Wood clean up the brush and debris in the lake bed. Issued trespassing warnings.


That I see as a good thing as long as they enforce it.
If they don't, I'm sure some property owners will break out the chain saws, strip away any and all the stumps and trees, and run their fences all the way to the waters edge and dare anyone to step foot across their perceived property.
Kudos on them!



There are no trees or stumps in the area of the homes. Just 6 foot blood weeds. I wouldn't want that in my backyard either.


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Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: South Tex Fish] #13161230 05/21/19 02:48 AM
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I believe that most of the dams in that chain on the Guadalupe River are about 90 years old. Best guesses about the failure is degradation of the steel.


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Originally Posted by Gato Azul
I believe that most of the dams in that chain on the Guadalupe River are about 90 years old. Best guesses about the failure is degradation of the steel.



And why didn't GBRA notice this during their annual lowering of the lake for dam maintenance?



Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: Gato Azul] #13162441 05/22/19 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Gato Azul
I believe that most of the dams in that chain on the Guadalupe River are about 90 years old. Best guesses about the failure is degradation of the steel.


It was in the San Antonio Express a few days ago that it was exactly that. Steel degradation.

What spillgate in the Guad chain is next ?

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I believe that most of the dams in that chain on the Guadalupe River are about 90 years old. Best guesses about the failure is degradation of the steel.


It was in the San Antonio Express a few days ago that it was exactly that. Steel degradation.

What spillgate in the Guad chain is next ?

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If it's Lake Mcqueeney you will never hear the end of it! It's just a matter of time when another dam breaks. With all of the heavy rainfall we have been having over the past couple of years,it only added pressure to the river dams. Canyon has let out a lot of water over these years. Hurricane season is right around the corner! Something also to think about! hmmm




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I believe that most of the dams in that chain on the Guadalupe River are about 90 years old. Best guesses about the failure is degradation of the steel.


It was in the San Antonio Express a few days ago that it was exactly that. Steel degradation.

What spillgate in the Guad chain is next ?

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McQueeny, Placid, Meadow, hopefully the dams down the line are still sound, but like someone said there all old , who knows what's next.

Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: South Tex Fish] #13162520 05/22/19 11:30 AM
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Bottom line — These damns are an anachronism in respect to their original functionary purpose. Which was hydro power generation.

Their continued existence is going to have to come through repurposing them in order to generate a stream of funds to make them sustainable.

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GBRA will have to make a decision, fix them or remove them. GBRA cannot simply abandon the dams. City of Gonzales is repairing their generators at a cost of something over 3 million dollars. It was going to cost over 5 million to remove the generators and seal the power run.



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