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These dams needed replacing 15 years ago. Now Texas will drain four lakes instead — causing other problems.

Two floodgate failures on 90-year-old Guadalupe River Valley dams — and the plan to lower the remaining four — are highlighting Texas' underfunded, aging flood infrastructure.

An aerial shot of the dam on Lake McQueeny near Seguin on Aug. 30, 2019.
Water skiiers out on Lake McQueeney near Seguin on Aug. 30, 2019.
A row of boat launches sit over land on Lake Dunlap on Aug. 30, 2019. The structures used to sit over the lake until a recent dam failure caused the lake to recede.
TKTK’s home on Lake Dunlap near New Braunfels on Aug. 30, 2019.
Tess Coody at Lake McQueeney on Aug. 30, 2019.

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