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WIMBERLEY RIVERS AND STREAMS
 
The 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.

To 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.

These 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 weeks previously...



 

 

 FLOOD REPORTS

 WIMBERLEY VALLEY WATERSHED ASSOCIATION

 SLIDE SHOW - The Flood of July, 2002

 DESCRIPTION OF THE BLANCO FROM TPWD

 RIVER REPORTS AND MORE FROM LCRA

 LOCAL WEATHER INFORMATION

 Stay informed with
Flash Flood Warnings
(these will appear only as needed)

It's also best to avoid the water in drought conditions,
which will produce higher than usual bacterial counts
in our normally clean rivers and streams. Please use
common sense in determining when to swim.


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