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New GBRA Guadalupe Dams website. #13266808 09/01/19 01:29 PM
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Here is a link to a new website GBRA has published to "inform" the public on the status of the Guadalupe River lakes. Please realize it is published by the GBRA and may or may not provide information that is believable, it is for their propaganda.

https://gvlakes.com/



Re: New GBRA Guadalupe Dams website. [Re: BillS2006] #13266865 09/01/19 02:50 PM
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Re: New GBRA Guadalupe Dams website. [Re: BillS2006] #13267083 09/01/19 07:53 PM
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I wish someone would explain to me why people think it’s GBRA’s responsibility to keep these lake full for the surrounding landowners.

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Maybe because that is what they are supposed to do? I mean they are the Guadalupe River Authority and they bought those dams and lakes from CP&L in the 1970's. It's in their charter.

I just wish they would answer why the generators have been out of service for years and produced no income.



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Originally Posted by BillS2006
Maybe because that is what they are supposed to do? I mean they are the Guadalupe River Authority and they bought those dams and lakes from CP&L in the 1970's. It's in their charter.

I just wish they would answer why the generators have been out of service for years and produced no income.




Well, they will still have a “Guadalupe River”...Apparently there’s no money in running the generators, because if there was, they’d be doing it.


I guess they need to have a $5k tax per property owner, per year and then they’d have the money to fix those dams.

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Well, I guess you're right. If the generators aren't maintained and kept in operating condition there's probably not much profit in them.

It may surprise you, but a lot of non property owners used those lakes and those non property owners spent a lot of money in the towns around those lakes.
I's not just property owners, it all citizens of Texas.



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you could probably put the output of all the hydro units together and they wouldn’t supply enough electricity to power a city of 10,000 that is why the hydro units are not worth fixing


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I just wonder if there was any follow up on the people playing on the Dunlap Dam! You would think that the Sheriff's Dept. along with the GBRA would be wanting to file charges of Criminal Trespass on them. hmmm




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Originally Posted by BillS2006
Well, I guess you're right. If the generators aren't maintained and kept in operating condition there's probably not much profit in them.

It may surprise you, but a lot of non property owners used those lakes and those non property owners spent a lot of money in the towns around those lakes.
I's not just property owners, it all citizens of Texas.



Tubing rentals, kayak rentals, shuttle service and whatever the imagination can think of.


Or......People can whine and cry about what they cannot control, but the sun will still rise tomorrow for everyone.

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I'm sure if GBRA had had the money, and would have planned to shut down any lake for a couple of years to do repairs, there would have been petition drives and even more complaining than what's happening now.
I'm sure there are people in the thousands who live within walking distance of those lakes, and have probably never been on any of them, and there are still plenty of businesses doing just fine with the vacationer PUBLIC ACCESS to the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake, to more than make up for the loss of a few residential lakes downstream.


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Seems every one is so happy that property owners have "lost their lakes" that they don't see that we, the public have lost a lot of fishing water. But so be it.



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Nobody is happy for the loss, and I know what it's like losing a lake that I had many a fun time on, and because greed won out and took away a couple of business establishments that used to be on Lake McQueeney......For me, that lake drained several years ago when that happened.


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Originally Posted by BillS2006
Seems every one is so happy that property owners have "lost their lakes" that they don't see that we, the public have lost a lot of fishing water. But so be it.



Look man, you don’t get it. I am sick of people laying blame on a business that has zero need for the dams. You cannot give me 1 good reason as to why GBRA should spend 10 million to fix a dam. Now what you guys need to do, is to get your counties to pay for these dams. They are the ones that have been raping people of their money from the high property taxes for all these years.

If you want lakes, get your rear in gear and find a solution!

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I get it very plain. We have lost a lot of fishing water due to the negligence of GBRA. Now, why don't you study up on it and see for yourself. The taxes are going to be collected no matter if the dams are repaired or not. State agency property, the water, is not taxable. And no one has lost a penny of value till they sell their property. And it would take a real fool to sell now.



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So Bill, your only complaining because you don’t have 3 lakes to fish now? Billy, if those dumb kids at the dam in the kayaks had been washed away, who would you lay the blame on? So they drain the lakes and crybabies complain and if someone gets killed, people have a reason to complain. Get over it.

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