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River authority board adjusts park regulations

Oct. 21, 2011 at 5:21 a.m.


Change is coming to the Coleto Creek Park and Recreational Facility.

The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority board recently adopted changes to its rules and regulations governing Coleto Creek Park and Recreational Facility, according to a river authority news release. The most significant change relates to prohibition of certain types of water motor craft.

Effective immediately, use of boats with above-water exhaust is prohibited on Coleto Creek Reservoir, said Wilfred Korth, the park's chief ranger.

River authority staff members review park use policies regularly because of ever-changing use patterns and conditions, according to the news release. The reviews ensure ongoing safety and health of the general public, Korth said in the release, noting the latest changes came with consideration of the public safety in mind.

Despite ongoing drought conditions statewide, recent rains improved conditions at the reservoir, according to the release. The latest readings indicate the reservoir sits at 95.18 mean sea level.

Although boaters have not experienced issues launching on the reservoir, Korth cautioned recreationalists to be aware of submerged stumps and timber that might be close to the surface due to drought conditions.

To view an overview of Coleto Creek Park's general rules, visit gbra.org/coletocreekpark/rules.aspx.

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