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


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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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  

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July 5, 2017 Flow Update


Releases from Canyon Reservoir near Sattler will be reduced from 150 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 115 cfs beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, due to reduced inflows. In the absence of measurable rainfall upstream, Canyon release will remain at 115 cfs until further notice. As always, flow releases may change in response to weather conditions or other factors.


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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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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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