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Another one bites the dust! #14082827 08/03/21 09:14 PM
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Looks like a gate "malfunctioned" at Lake Gonzales today.


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Re: Another one bites the dust! [Re: BillS2006] #14082956 08/03/21 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BillS2006
Looks like a gate "malfunctioned" at Lake Gonzales today.


What?!?!?!? Did you just hear about the 2019 failure?

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Originally Posted by Rayzor
Originally Posted by BillS2006
Looks like a gate "malfunctioned" at Lake Gonzales today.


What?!?!?!? Did you just hear about the 2019 failure?


WHAT? Did you not know that was Lake Wood,(aka Hydroelectric #5)? I'm posting that LAKE GONZALES, (aka Hydroelectric #4) dam failed yesterday, August 3, 2021.

Don't be in such a hurry to make yourself look so foolish.


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Re: Another one bites the dust! [Re: BillS2006] #14083314 08/04/21 11:50 AM
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This is what the dam break at Lake Gonzales looked like at the Gonzales Hydroelectric Dam.





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Re: Another one bites the dust! [Re: BillS2006] #14083339 08/04/21 12:24 PM
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Just a matter of time, kind of the domino effect and they can't just look the other way and think the problem will just go away!


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Originally Posted by Jimbo
Just a matter of time, kind of the domino effect and they can't just look the other way and think the problem will just go away!


GBRA has proven they CAN just look the other way. My opinion is that if they don't fix them, they need to remove the remains before they become a hazard.


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Re: Another one bites the dust! [Re: BillS2006] #14083380 08/04/21 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BillS2006
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Just a matter of time, kind of the domino effect and they can't just look the other way and think the problem will just go away!


GBRA has proven they CAN just look the other way. My opinion is that if they don't fix them, they need to remove the remains before they become a hazard.


Problem is that won't fly, and the proof is after the Dunlap failure they, or someone suggested all the other lakes be lowered, but as you see that didn't go over that well, so that is why the other lakes are again back at square one, and people can only hope their dam isn't the next to fail.
What's the count?...3 down two to go?


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GBRA has let it be known that they are not going to repair any of their dams unless the property owners or taxpayers pay for the repairs. GBRA came to Gonzales County and proposed a county wide tax to repair the two dams in the county. That flew like a ton of lead. So, GBRA walked away and that's the end.


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Isn't there some form of dam in Sequin by the park? If so is it the same type of structure that could break?

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sounds like they are rebuilding the Dunlap Dam. I did not know that.

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Originally Posted by spacejunkie
Isn't there some form of dam in Sequin by the park? If so is it the same type of structure that could break?


I think that dam belongs to the City of Seguin. I don't believe it has any movable gates so it should not break. But there are three other dams in the area that could break.


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Originally Posted by BillS2006
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Looks like a gate "malfunctioned" at Lake Gonzales today.


What?!?!?!? Did you just hear about the 2019 failure?


WHAT? Did you not know that was Lake Wood,(aka Hydroelectric #5)? I'm posting that LAKE GONZALES, (aka Hydroelectric #4) dam failed yesterday, August 3, 2021.

Don't be in such a hurry to make yourself look so foolish.


When I looked online yesterday, I didn't see anything about an August 3rd failure. And do you really think I give a rip about your criticism?


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Originally Posted by Rayzor
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Looks like a gate "malfunctioned" at Lake Gonzales today.


What?!?!?!? Did you just hear about the 2019 failure?


WHAT? Did you not know that was Lake Wood,(aka Hydroelectric #5)? I'm posting that LAKE GONZALES, (aka Hydroelectric #4) dam failed yesterday, August 3, 2021.

Don't be in such a hurry to make yourself look so foolish.


When I looked online yesterday, I didn't see anything about an August 3rd failure. And do you really think I give a rip about your criticism?


GBRA press release for August 3, 2021.


LAKE GONZALES EXPERIENCES SPILLGATE FAILURE
The hydroelectric dam at Lake Gonzales in Gonzales County experienced a spillgate failure during normal operation on August 3, 2021.

During and after rainfall events, spillgates on the dams are lowered to accommodate the passage of flood waters downstream. The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority has continued to encounter challenges with unreliable operation of the more than 90-year old spillgates along the Guadalupe Valley Lakes, due to the age of the infrastructure. The failed spillgate at Lake Gonzales was non-responsive to operational efforts and was unable to be brought back to its normal height of 12-feet after passing water flows downstream, despite efforts to restore operation by the GBRA hydroelectric operations and engineering teams. An evaluation is ongoing to determine if any repairs are possible to return the non-responsive gate to operations. GBRA environmental field staff is also on site, working in coordination with Texas Parks & Wildlife to relocate aquatic species back into the river channel.

โ€œWe are grateful that the spillgate failure at Lake Gonzales did not result in any injuries,โ€ said GBRA General Manager and CEO Kevin Patteson. โ€œThis is a challenging situation for everyone involved. We have worked to keep the more than 90-year old spillgates in operation for as long as we could safely do so, but we cannot prevent them from failing. GBRA remains in support of the Lake Gonzales community as we continue to work with local and state officials in an exhaustive search for potential funding options.โ€

Lake Gonzales, along with Meadow Lake and Lake Wood, do not have the tax base and development to support the creation of a Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) โ€“ which has served as a solution to funding the necessary replacement of the aging infrastructure for three other Guadalupe Valley Lakes. Further, the Guadalupe Valley Lakes do not serve a purpose in flood control, because they have no room for temporary storage of flood waters, so they do not qualify for any existing state or federal flood relief programs.

Built in the 1930โ€™s, the spillgates on the dams that form the Guadalupe Valley Lakes have surpassed their useful life, as evidenced by spillgate failures at Lake Wood in 2016 and Lake Dunlap in 2019. With the hydroelectric dams having operated at an unsustainable deficit for more than a decade, GBRA cannot support the necessary replacement of the spillgates in the absence of state and federal funding assistance and stakeholder partnerships. GBRA has supported efforts made by the lake associations at Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney and Lake Placid to create WCIDs to fund the necessary replacement of the spillgates, as well as the annual maintenance and operation.

More information, including the latest updates on the Guadalupe Valley Lakes, is available at GVLakes.com.




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Re: Another one bites the dust! [Re: BillS2006] #14084566 08/05/21 12:41 PM
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Re: Another one bites the dust! [Re: BillS2006] #14084842 08/05/21 03:21 PM
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Yes Sir. It's a total shame! eeks


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