On Guadalupe River, Tubers and Consumers Face Low Flows

CANYON LAKE — Averaging 70 degrees year round, the Guadalupe River lures Texans to its banks every summer to float. Outfitted with the most tubing companies of any river in the state, vendors are up front about what to expect.

Two hand-painted signs affixed to the check-in booth at Shanty River Center spell out the conditions: “The river is low. You will probably walk. No refunds.”

Most of the people waiting in line on Labor Day weekend weren’t deterred.

The launching point for the upper Guadalupe’s “horseshoe float” lacks momentum. To move at all requires paddling — and even then it’s ...

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