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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 29, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas A mm Sunday December 75 cents MO 16 BOWEST 2627 E YAHDELL DP 188 28 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL 3 38 Pages Flood waters head downstream Officials releasing cfs from dam By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Flooding above Canyon Lake last week led to a massive release of water from Canyon Lake Friday and Campgrounds below Canyon Lake dam were safe from the increase flows but the Gruene River Crossing in Gruene was The release of floodwaters from the Canyon Lake reservoir into the Guadalupc River will continue for two to three weeks unless there is additional said Sally public affairs officer for the Army Corps of Right 56 the floodpool is filled with Werst We want to get that back down as close to the conservation pool as we can without causing downstream Outflow was increased to cubic feet per second cfs on Friday and cfs Based on weather bureau the Corps of Engineers feels that amount of water will not contribute to downstream Werst City of New Braunfels crews barricaded the Gruene Road crossing of the Guadalupe River on Friday in anticipation of the By Saturday the river was running over the The water outlet in Canyon Dam consists of a 10footdiameter conduit passing under the dam with two 5 foot 8 inch by 10 foot hydraulic slide gates to control the release of These gates arc opened in gradual increments over time to reach the desired release We look at the downstfeam conditions and make a determination based on she Because if you get another enormous storm and another 56 percent fills up then youre obviously going to go over the The lake level on Friday was feet above sea The normal conservation level is 909 The top of flood level is 943 at which point water goes into the Werst All parks at Canyon Lake are currently closed due to floodwaters enlarging the At normal Canyon Lake covers If the reservoir actually reached the top of flood Canyon Lake would cover Werst The highest pool at Canyon Lake came after heavy rain fell in May and June of The lake came within four inches of going over the spillway which is at 943 A lot of people think that if you go over the the dam is going to fail it has nothing to do with Werst Thats what the spillway is there for but it would definitely be an uncontrolled spill and would definitely contribute to downstream So were just trying to do it in a more managed manner with this controlled release of Werst added that the Corps is currently managing floods on the and Colorado Rivers It is a very unique she As of we were holding gallons of floodwater in all Corps of Engineers lakes in the flood Canyon Lake was holding back billion gallons of that she The reason that Canyons outflow was cut to 90 cfs on 2425 was because the stream banks were full and we didnt want to she See Page 2A Canyon Lake RftlMM Ifortt Incraases Guadalupe River Basin Vv Gull Inlercoaslal Waterway Water from Canyon Lake gushes through the flood gates as officials began releasing water at cubic feet per Photos by Bill Ervin uanvon Dini ik located tin the conduit ttv Rfvir inch by lilos west bl Sail Marcos in siitit ftatei Id riortlmvMof New BrauhlcK of The main lhc dam built by the oT Irnpoundmcn Ameers in bcyai in June cot atrovc verall Icnyth The inillion inpluding Jqca piIIway Tfe contrrbution of Judd and Gary of the Corp of began opening the gates of Canyon Dam with this control Air Flight Emergency personnel load the victim of a vehicle accident In a Baptist Medtoal Hospital helicopter Saturday by Stewart Threevehicle wreck sends victims to hospitals Ail SSS 8TEWART of Ow BraunfeU Fire m reipiraUcw our oumwriiw A thrwcar accident at 725 and Uw tsouth Interstate The name of the aMlftwJ pattern WM act Two other naiiemi 35 fhmuM row Sunday morning itnt one New Braunfels WWe mSSSlS3Sm KW Hffita ffi toffi to man 10 The Medical Center Hoiphil in San via Airltfe sS SBIK Field increases to four in commissioners race By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer The Precinct 3 seat on the Comal County Commissioners Court gained two contenders this as local entrepreneurs Marc Powell and Cristina Z a m o r a a n n o u n c e d their can Robbie Bore chairman of the Repub lican Party of Comal Coun said the Republican Party of Texas has advised all county can didates to file by the origi nal deadline of rather than the extended 10 dead line recently permitted by a federal in Zarnora Powell court She said it is uncertain whether the extended deadline applies to local This is a gmy and all candidates from the county level on down need to file by the In addition to Powell and other candidates who have filed for the Precinct 3 seat arc Kookie Barboza and incumbent Patrick Pat a selfemployed insurance agent and said she hopes to boost the local economy as a member of the Commissioners Court by providing incentive programs to encourage the expansion pf Zamora also said she wants to spread the word to county citizens about the various education and job training programs that exist for In addition to business she cited community involvement as her major saying she has volunteered time to assist individuals with various problems in her community for the past 25 a Republican and co owner of Arrowhead Fence and Supply listed crime water supply and and working within a budget that is lair to the taxpayer as three main issues lor tunning for the hi a prepared Powell stated that he has been active in the Republican Party as precinct chairman and serves on the executive committee of the Republican Party of Comal Good Day ToSIyV reiiicH aTo reach about degtccs and south winds will blow about 5 to 10 miles per The overnight low will reach about 43 Inalcle 7 A A Dttir IOH
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