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Not going to drain, but.... #13283049 09/16/19 10:06 PM
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the Guadalupe river lakes will be closed to all activity for 30 days beginning this week to allow both parties to hire engineers to inspect the dams to determine unsafe zones. A trail will be held in Oct. 5, 2020.



Re: Not going to drain, but.... [Re: BillS2006] #13283484 09/17/19 11:19 AM
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I would be skeptical about what kind of engineering company would be willing to put their reputation on the line and sign off on any approval inspection of a 100 year old dam, when there have already been two failures in less than five years.
I would be surprised if a legit company would be willing to do that by getting involved and risking lawsuits! roflmao


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I think the engineering is to determine a "safe zone" from the dams. I see a big buoy line coming that will keep boaters a couple of hundred yards from the dam.



Re: Not going to drain, but.... [Re: BillS2006] #13283512 09/17/19 11:52 AM
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Smart judge!
He wasn't going to stick his neck out!
When have signs and buoy lines kept everyone out?


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Well, you can't fix stupid.



Re: Not going to drain, but.... [Re: BillS2006] #13283551 09/17/19 12:44 PM
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It’s still getting drained, just trying to please the masses. When this report comes back, the judge has the info he needs to side with GBRA, just a stall tactic to keep the pitch forkers back temporarily.

Re: Not going to drain, but.... [Re: grout-scout] #13283593 09/17/19 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by grout-scout
It’s still getting drained, just trying to please the masses. When this report comes back, the judge has the info he needs to side with GBRA, just a stall tactic to keep the pitch forkers back temporarily.


Well, they will have their lake for another year any way. Next court hearing not till October 2020.



Re: Not going to drain, but.... [Re: BillS2006] #13283652 09/17/19 01:53 PM
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I wonder who will get sued if one breaks in the mean time and who is supposed to police the lakes (keep people off) for the next year.

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Originally Posted by grout-scout
I wonder who will get sued if one breaks in the mean time and who is supposed to police the lakes (keep people off) for the next year.


Good questions. But as I said earlier you can't fix stupid. People need to pay attention and get their stuff off the water. IF a dam breaks, boats and whatever will be lost to the no water. There is no way a person can hear of the break and get his boat out before the ramps are useless. On Lake Gonzales (H-4) if the water drops 18" the only ramp is useless. It is already a job to get in and out of the slough it is on. Any boat hanging in a lift will be there for years unless the owner wants to hire a crane to lift it out. In my opinion, the dams will fail, and the time GBRA gave should have been used to clear the lake.

Then fix the real problem.....get rid of GBRA!



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They have plenty of time to get their boats out of the water and off the lifts, so if they don't they are the only one to blame.


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Do they have plenty of time? When is the next gate going to fail? Today? Tomorrow? Next week? Next month? Or maybe never.....



Re: Not going to drain, but.... [Re: grout-scout] #13285228 09/18/19 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by grout-scout
I wonder who will get sued if one breaks in the mean time and who is supposed to police the lakes (keep people off) for the next year.


In addition, all the lakes will be closed to all activity effective beginning Thursday, Sept. 19, until the panel has reached a decision on what areas, if any, are safe for activity. Professional law enforcement, acting as lake patrol, will be added to enforce the restrictions on each lake. GBRA will partner with law enforcement officials to ensure the enforcement of the lake restrictions.



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Originally Posted by BillS2006
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I wonder who will get sued if one breaks in the mean time and who is supposed to police the lakes (keep people off) for the next year.


In addition, all the lakes will be closed to all activity effective beginning Thursday, Sept. 19, until the panel has reached a decision on what areas, if any, are safe for activity. Professional law enforcement, acting as lake patrol, will be added to enforce the restrictions on each lake. GBRA will partner with law enforcement officials to ensure the enforcement of the lake restrictions.




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Life goes on! Hopefully the State of Texas,GBRA,and HOA's can work things out! juggle



Side Note: Liked what the judge stated, the GBRA is under the State of Texas supervision! We already knew this! Looks like the only winners in this when all is said and done will be the Attorneys! hammer They are laughing all the way to the bank! breakdance




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Hopefully the legislature will fix the problem next session.



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