Guadalupe River is Not a Good Place to go Tubing Right Now
For those of you that like to "float the river" in the summertime, now is not a good time to go tubing on the Guadalupe River.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Guadalupe River State Park officials said now is not the time to go tubing or swimming in the park.
They say the river is running about 700 cubic feet per second (CFS) due to the heavy rainfall that has been occurring in Texas.
To give you a comparison, the regular tubing rate is about 200 CFS so with it now over 700 CFS, that makes it dangerous to go tubing or swim.
"River is flowing fast and high after rains here and upstream," said officials in a Facebook post. "Water is muddy, and floating debris is likely. River use is always at your own risk but we recommend not swimming or tubing at this time."
The City of New Braunfels opened access to the Comal River earlier in the week but are also stressing the possibility of debris but with more rainy weather on the way in the coming days, both the Comal River and Guadalupe River could be turbulent once again this weekend.
The Hill Country area of Texas is seeing some of the most rainfall it has seen in over 100 years.
So make sure you check all areas you are wanting to go to for tubing fun to see how the rivers are doing, for now it might be a good idea to postpone any tubing adventures for later in July or early August.