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These Dams Needed Replacing 15 Years Ago. Now Texas will Drain Four Lakes Instead.

Sep 10, 2019
Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune

Texas officials will start draining four lakes next week in Guadalupe County in Central Texas without a plan in place for when the lakes, and the 90-year-old dams that support them, will be rebuilt. Area homeowners, who got barely a month's notice, said they felt blindsided by the plan, and they say it will slash their property values, kill their beloved century-old cypress trees and render the lakes — which have hosted water skiing tournaments for decades — unusable.