Canyon Lake + Guadalupe River Area (830) 907-2300

Lake Level and Flow Rates

The area included in the Water Oriented Recreation District contains twelve miles of the Upper Guadalupe River which flows into Canyon Lake, the lake itself, and eighteen miles of the Lower Guadalupe River which flows out of the lake into the City of New Braunfels.

Release refers to the amount of water being released from Canyon Lake Reservoir into the Lower Guadalupe River in CFS (Cubic Feet per Second). The Upper Guadalupe River is NOT affected by Canyon Lake. The Upper River is affected by rainfall only.

Guide to Release Levels

Any body of water can be unsafe at any level. Use caution and judgment at all times.  THESE ARE RECOMMENDED LEVELS ONLY.

  • Up to 500 cfs   Recreational
  • 500 - 750 cfs   Challenging
  • 750 - 1200 cfs   Strenuous
  • 1200 - 3000 cfs   Extreme Caution; Tubing Not Recommended
  • 3000+ cfs   Dangerous; Guided Rafts Suggested

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