Blanco is usually beautiful and safe for swimming and relaxing in the
water, but nature in Central Texas is notoriously whimsical. This means
that certain conditions can make it advisable to enjoy the view rather
than climb into the river. It's a good idea to assess the color of the
water and to stay informed about previous weather conditions in using
the Blanco for recreational purposes. The Wimberley
Valley Watershed Association may have helpful reports posted
showing bacterial measurements.
see the effects of extremely heavy flooding, occurring a month after the
photographs below were made, click
here for a slide show from the Flood of 2002.
photographs show how the Blanco responds to days of heavy rain. After
several days of rain in June, 2002, the
view at the crossing, 1492 and River Road:
Even the ducks are
debating about whether diving in is a really good idea for a few days.
The view just upstream two