Sunday, July 6, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas With overflow of shelter short on Business 50 years of busi NEW BRAUNFELS Sports Local athletes strive beyond high SUNDAY July 2003 4 sections juiy 26 pages n ERALDZEITUNG Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 The waters but the devastating effects still linger a year later FLOOD OF MEMORIES Elaine and Callie Quinn look outside from what used to be their living room window at their former ihome in River Point Estates subdivision on the Guadalupe FEMA purchased the house from them in In July of last year more than 5 feet of water stood in the second story of their Buyout helps family move on BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer The Quinn of forced from their home on the banks of the ipuadalupe River during the flood fof said something good came of the harrowing experi We sure learned who are friends said Jeff a Canyon Lakearea Our church family was just wonderful Jeff Quinn was at a party on July when rumors of flooding came along with He decided to head move belongings upstairs to keep them get essentials out of his house and leave Friends left the party to help dm His wife and Cal See flfa Jeff Quinn walks through his former home on the GuacWuS Wver one year after the July 2002 During the flood of 1 only 3 inches of water covered the bottom floor of the 2002 One year atCrkj FRIDAY In dis aster pnanagement plan was SATURDAY County officials on the progress of building new flood control TODAY Floodedout homeowners sell move New Braunfels officials update sta tus on drainage floodplain Canyon Lake manager talks about lesson learned the hard Rumors lake manager battled almost came true BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CANYON LAKE For Jerry recently retired Army Corps of Engineers Canyon Lake the July 2002 flood the biggest event of his came right near the end of Brite had been through other floods while with the Corps including five while at Canyon Lake but nothing quite like last years In the days leading up to the Brite tried to quell mounting concern as the lakelevel He told resi dents the spillway had never flooded and wouldnt this As mounting rains increased the lake Brite closed all the parks just before the Fourth of July hol iday even as he tried to quell rumors Sattler would be evacuated and the spillway would see an overflow of cubic I am upset at the rumor Brite said July He said the spillway would overflow between noon and 1 Saturday and would be only to not the cfs it takes to close River See Nearing the Common Street Bridge on the Guad alupe River tubers pass by what is left of the homes washed away or damaged by flood waters one year JESSIE City examines floodplain issues BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer There might be little New Braun fels can do to prevent the kind of destruction that resulted from eight days of rain in No specific structure can be built in the Guadalupe Basin that would have averted the flood of City Engineer Michael Short If there were improvements upstream of New it may have lowered the water elevation Short But the same roads that were flooded in 2002 will always be susceptible to he The city has made only two infra structure changes since last years The Cypress Bend Park road has been improved so that it will not New Braunfels Utilities has put utility lines inside Com mon Street bridge instead of above so they will not be washed away in the event of future flood See t Former Bulverde library to become county clinic BY SEAN BOWUN AND Staff Writers BULVEBDJ Coras County could soon open a health clinic and satellite office in The county negotiated the purchase of the former Bul verde Cpjnmjunity Officiate were looking for a place where County Nurse Karon Preiss could conduct immunization Prelafl ptsvioujjy eon ducted the clinics at the Bul verde VaJujateer Fire Department and the verde Spring Branch They were very gracious to let us use their But Preiss said the verde Spring Branch was remodeling and Deed ed access to the Because of the countys growing a per manent health clinic was Coma County Judge Dan ny Seheel sai4 the Bulverde INSIDE Abby gc Business 4B Classifieds 160 Comics 3B Forum 6A Movies 2C Records 4A Sports 12B Today 2A Study split on Canyon Lake preservation BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County received reviews from a study of Canyon Lake water quali ty commissioned two years The good news the lakes existing water quality is The bad news the com mittee that studied it is split on how to preserve the lake for the next 40 An4 the two factions could fight over the issue that The study cost ment Board paid The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority paid and Comal County picked up of the tab for in kind services County Engineer Tom A 25member steering com mittee was appointed to over see the and a number of members attended com missioners court Thursday to hear the presentation by Debbie GBRAs water quality services director and Paul consulting engi neer of the Austin firm Weve been having very rapid population growth around the and what drove this study was concern about the impact of this growth on water quality and how to address Jensen The studys recommenda tions include towimpact development water conservation environmental education regulation and upkeep of onsite sewage facilities and construction of waste water treatment While consensus was reached on most of the