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Texas Water Safari delayed because of flooding

By jhornberg
June 10, 2010 at 1:10 a.m.


Heavy rains in Central Texas and flooding in areas along the lower Guadalupe River have caused the postponement of the Texas Water Safari, which was set to begin this weekend.

Originally scheduled to start Saturday, June 12, it was announced on the event's website that the canoeing event, which takes participants from San Marcos down to Seadrift, has been pushed back to July 10. The National Weather Service currently has a flood warning for the Guadalupe River running through Bloomington and Victoria set to begin Saturday morning and running until further notice.

Water is expected to reach 28.2 feet by Sunday.

Safari racers had already said this year was going to be a high water year, after heavy rains had swollen the course along the San Marcos and Guadalupe rivers to higher levels than in previous years, but there were concerns that rains from midweek storms could make both rivers unsafe for the race.

More details will be posted as they become available.

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