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New Flood Siren Added to River Rd.

SIREN DEDICATION AND TESTING

On Friday, September 22, we will be dedicating the new flood siren located on River Road between the 2nd and 3rd bridge crossings.  We are anticipating the siren will be sounded at least once between 10 and 11 AM at full volume.  

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MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS

WORD's monthly board meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month starting at 5:30 pm. The next scheduled board meeting is on September 20, 2017.  AGENDA  

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CURRENT RELEASES FROM CANYON DAM

September 1, 2017 Flow Update Per GBRA

Flow Releases at Canyon to Be Reduced 

CANYON LAKE, Texas — Beginning Tuesday Sept. 5, 2017, current releases of 110 cubic feet per second (cfs) at Canyon Reservoir will be reduced to match the inflow of about 60 cfs at Spring Branch.

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2018 Grant Request Deadline in September

Each year, WORD of Comal County accepts requests for Community Development purposes from other Governmental agencies and nonprofits.  This year, all requests for the 2018 Budget year will be considered at the September WORD Board meeting, to be held September 20, 2017.


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ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM GOING LIVE

The online payment system has been in the works for the past several months, with multiple tests being run to ensure that it is working properly and functioning as intended. Overall, the testing went well, with only a few minor issues to address. 

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Current Boat Ramp Status

ALL COUNTY BOAT RAMPS ARE OPEN AT THIS TIME.  There are 23 boat ramps located around Canyon Lake.  WORD provides services at the 9 free county ramps.  The chart below lists the location and status of each ramp.

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Flood Sirens in WORD District

In September, WORD completed the flood warning system project from Canyon Lake into New Braunfels.  Funding partners on the system are WORD, New Braunfels, Comal County, and Guadalupe County. This system has two components, river gauges and sirens.


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Canyon Lake Master Plan Revision

The Canyon Lake and neighboring areas have experienced tremendous growth over the last decade.  This trend is expected to continue with new residents moving in and tourism reaching the thousands each year.  The USACE can no longer manage the lake today the same way they did nearly 50 years ago. The current Master Plan for Canyon Lake dates back to December 1970 and is long over due for major revisions to handle the growth of the region.

   

  

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BUOYS ON CANYON LAKE

With the help of LCRA, a single white line of buoys running down the center of Canyon Lake were set on October 27.  The buoys are numbered 1-12 with solar lights attached to the top and are for informational purposes only, not to identify the river channel. One of the main purposes of this system is to assist Fire/EMS and law enforcement in responding to emergencies on the lake. Below are the GPS coordinates for each buoy:

 


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