Corps of Engineers reduce water releases from Canyon Lake through Memorial Day

Published May 27, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives at Canyon Lake have announced they will begin releasing water from the dam at a rate of 400 cubic feet per second today.

The outflows will remain at 400cfs through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority will increase flows to 1,100cfs Monday evening after 7 p.m.

“Whether visitors are recreating in the river downstream or on the lake, we encourage everyone to keep safety a primary concern.  One easy way to do so is to always wear a life jacket when in the water or on a vessel.” said Brian Phelps, deputy chief, Operations Division, Fort Worth District.   

The Corps of Engineers’ priority is public safety, and urges boaters to wear life jackets and use caution while navigating.  Floodwaters have created unfamiliar boating conditions, and increased flows into the reservoir have pushed a large amount of debris into the water. Several boat ramps and parks remain closed. Visit the Fort Worth District website for the latest facility closures at and lake levels at


About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and SWF Facebook at:

Denisha Braxton

Release no. 16-038