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Old 08-15-2019, 12:24 PM   #1
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This is sad. Hopeful they will be back one day
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:26 PM   #2
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Wow! That's a lot of fish that will be lost.
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:40 PM   #3
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So they are going to replace the dams?
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:40 PM   #4
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Wow. That really sucks.


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Old 08-15-2019, 12:44 PM   #5
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Seriously, did it mention a plan to replace the dams or is it permanent?

That sucks royally. Seems like the last thing Central Texas needs right now is fewer reservoirs/lakes.
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:46 PM   #6
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Did not see if they will replace or not
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:49 PM   #7
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What an asswhip
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:55 PM   #8
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GBRA said that was the plan since the Dunlap incident. I remember folks on here saying all those millionaires that live on those lakes would have them fixed in no time. Guess they was wrong.
Lots of de valuation of property coming, the counties will make it up somehow.
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:56 PM   #9
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wow. all those homes will lose value since they won't be lakeside.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:01 PM   #10
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man thats a major kick in the nads for all those formerly lakeside property owners.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:02 PM   #11
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Just goes from being a lake house to a river house and in a market like this they won't loose too much money.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:06 PM   #12
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Houses on rivers are worth just as much as houses on lakes.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:07 PM   #13
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GBRA doesn't have the money to replace the dams. Lake Wood dam failed three years ago and it has yet to be addressed.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:08 PM   #14
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Get the nets out and start scoping up fish.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:09 PM   #15
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Houses on rivers are worth just as much as houses on lakes.
Except when you have a boat lift with a ski boat on what used to be the lake in your backyard and now it's a mud flat from the boat lift to the river's edge.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:15 PM   #16
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Lake Wood residents cannot get river access, GBRA has put up signs. Maybe GBRA owns the river easement?
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:16 PM   #17
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Except when you have a boat lift with a ski boat on what used to be the lake in your backyard and now it's a mud flat from the boat lift to the river's edge.
It'll take some effort and expense to get the boat off the lift and onto a trailer and then to turn the boat house into a She Shed for the wife or whatever, but the real estate will still be on a river. Grass and wildflowers will take over the mud flat in no time.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:16 PM   #18
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:28 PM   #19
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I have a relative that owns a lot off Lake McQueeny. Itís not on the lake/river itís a small man made lake off to the side with access to the lake. Not long ago he finished his lift and cover after much time and money. Sounds like he just lost his water front and a lot of his investment. Doubt he cares whatís in the mud flat if itís not water.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:29 PM   #20
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I think the key will be to try to maximize the use of space formerly occupied by the lake, and maximize river access.

It still sucks for all that bought a house on a lake, only to have it taken away by incompetence and laziness.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:33 PM   #21
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Taxes should go down
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:41 PM   #22
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So, aren't the lots usually defined to the middle of the streambed? So do they now have massive lots?

Wonder how this will be handled. If they can claim all that land up to the stream, it could work out okay, I guess.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:54 PM   #23
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I think they just went from lake front to river view. Do ya’ll think this will spike real estate prices at Canyon and Medina lakes?
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:06 PM   #24
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Houses on rivers are worth just as much as houses on lakes.
I'd bet that removing the **** will cause the water to recede to a point where many houses are not even close to the river where they were previously lake side.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:22 PM   #25
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I think they just went from lake front to river view. Do yaíll think this will spike real estate prices at Canyon and Medina lakes?
Lake property is always high, problem is these owners will likely loose all their homes equity to be able to get on another lake house. I will be curious to see how many people sell vs waiting it out and how soon the market will be flooded if they do.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:27 PM   #26
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Houses on rivers are worth just as much as houses on lakes.
I wonder if home owners will now own more land? From the old lake level down to the new river?
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:31 PM   #27
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I have a relative that owns a lot off Lake McQueeny. Itís not on the lake/river itís a small man made lake off to the side with access to the lake. Not long ago he finished his lift and cover after much time and money. Sounds like he just lost his water front and a lot of his investment. Doubt he cares whatís in the mud flat if itís not water.
i just had lunch with my best friend, he has what was a lake house on McQueeny, which is more of a lagoon and it's all getting drained. Values will fall quickly and people will just be stuck and have to ride it out. nothing like having a lake house with no lake.
No plan to rebuild the dams for now. this will be tied up in Court for years and it will cost millions and millions to rebuild dams to standards needed. It's an indication of how bad the condition of all those dams are, the fact that they know the risk is too high to keep the lakes flooded. I think we were very lucky to make it through the spring without some major failures along that watershed.

sad situation for all those home owners.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:56 PM   #28
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I have a relative that owns a lot off Lake McQueeny. Itís not on the lake/river itís a small man made lake off to the side with access to the lake. Not long ago he finished his lift and cover after much time and money. Sounds like he just lost his water front and a lot of his investment. Doubt he cares whatís in the mud flat if itís not water.
That does stink for anyone that was on a part of a lake that isn't on the river channel.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:57 PM   #29
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I wonder if home owners will now own more land? From the old lake level down to the new river?
Good question. ??
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:53 PM   #30
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Wonder what this will do for flood control on the river(s).
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:35 PM   #31
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Wonder what this will do for flood control on the river(s).
Practically nothing because those reservoirs don't hold much water.
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:48 AM   #32
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:28 AM   #33
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So, aren't the lots usually defined to the middle of the streambed? So do they now have massive lots?

Wonder how this will be handled. If they can claim all that land up to the stream, it could work out okay, I guess.
Their lots would technically end at the "bank" not the middle of river bed. Anything within the banks of a river like the Guadalupe is public property.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:31 AM   #34
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Except when you have a boat lift with a ski boat on what used to be the lake in your backyard and now it's a mud flat from the boat lift to the river's edge.
I'd get it off before they drain them.

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Old 08-16-2019, 11:35 AM   #35
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Their lots would technically end at the "bank" not the middle of river bed. Anything within the banks of a river like the Guadalupe is public property.
That is what I thought, but that's not the case at Lake Wood. GBRA has river access blocked off where the lake was. I do not know if they still own the lake bed or if there is some sort of liability issue.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:42 AM   #36
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That is what I thought, but that's not the case at Lake Wood. GBRA has river access blocked off where the lake was. I do not know if they still own the lake bed or if there is some sort of liability issue.
Thats interesting
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:52 AM   #37
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Houses on rivers are worth just as much as houses on lakes.
I would normally agree but our neighbor's "lake" house is now several hundred yards away from the river. From the photos he showed me, it appears this is the case for most of the homes in that area. He also thinks the amount of silt will make the property from his house to the river useless.

It'll be interesting to see how all of this turns out
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:54 AM   #38
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Thats interesting
I looked at a piece of property on the lake down there earlier this year and it was roped off and posted at the lake edge. That lake has been dry for 3 years now and the owners still wanted 57,000 for a 1/4 acre.
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Gonna be lots of used boats for sale soon.
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:03 PM   #40
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Taxes will never go down, another kick in the " nads"!!
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:10 PM   #41
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Gonna be lots of used boats for sale soon.
Might even see some "electrical shorts".
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