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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.

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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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