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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:10 AM

Lake Residents Take Fight For Their Waterways To A Seguin Courtroom

Hundreds of residents on four area lakes went to state district court in Seguin to fight a plan to begin draining the waterways on Sept. 16.

They said the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority will ruin them and their communities economically by draining Lakes Gonzales, McQueeney, and Placid, and Meadow Lake. Meadow Lake residents are also worried about damage to retaining walls, foundations, water wells, cypress trees and wildlife.

Their star witness on Wednesday was James Murphy, who managed the dams for the GBRA, where he worked from 2008 to 2016.

He said there were high level talks to let the dams and floodgates fall into disrepair and then force the lakes to be drained. He claimed GBRA directors considered declaring a public safety emergency if anyone complained.

Read more: https://www.tpr.org/post/lake-residents-take-fight-their-waterways-seguin-courtroom

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